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SOURCE: Potts, Timothy C. “Peter Lombard and Jerome.” In Conscience in Medieval Philosophy, pp. 1-11. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

In the following essay, Potts discusses how medieval philosophers studied the question of conscience, particularly as it was presented in the writings of Lombard and Jerome.

Conscience has been much neglected by philosophers. It is not directly treated in ancient philosophy, while, apart from Bishop Butler, who was primarily interested in the aspect of self-deception, there is scarcely a philosopher from Descartes to the present day who has touched upon it more than tangentially. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, however, a treatise upon conscience became a standard component of commentaries upon Peter Lombard's Judgements and from there found its way into university seminars (written up as Debated Questions) and textbooks (Summae). The history of this...

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