Seeking the Place of Conscience in Higher Education: An Augustinian View
AbstractThis article explores the place of conscience in higher education. It begins by reconstructing the place of conscience in Augustine’s thought, drawing on Augustine’s reading of Genesis 3, the Psalms, and his own spiritual journey. Its basic aim is to clarify Augustine’s account of conscience as self-judgment, identifying the conditions under which self-judgment occurs. After identifying these conditions it addresses the question: does conscience still have a place in modern higher education? It acknowledges the real limitations and obstacles to moral education when pursued in the context of the modern research university. However, it also argues that moral education proceeds in stages, and that educators can anticipate and clear a way for the place of conscience—though not, of course, without reliance on the movement of grace. View Full-Text
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Clausen, I. Seeking the Place of Conscience in Higher Education: An Augustinian View. Religions 2015, 6, 286-298.
Clausen I. Seeking the Place of Conscience in Higher Education: An Augustinian View. Religions. 2015; 6(2):286-298.Chicago/Turabian Style
Clausen, Ian. 2015. "Seeking the Place of Conscience in Higher Education: An Augustinian View." Religions 6, no. 2: 286-298.