Augustine on moral conscience

Manfred Svensson*

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There are widely differing accounts of Augustine's place in the early history of the notion of conscience. While some regard his contribution as groundbreaking, others consider that he only stressed interiority more than earlier authors. Starting with a contrast with Jerome, the present article aims at clarifying Augustine's specific contribution and the place of conscience in his moral thought.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalHeythrop Journal - Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Philosophy
  • Religion


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