Conscious, or conscience? Both?
Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:43 PM
Fully aware of or sensitive to something (often followed by of ): conscious of one's own faults; He wasn't conscious of the gossip about his past.
Having the mental faculties fully active. He was conscious during the operation
Conscience -The inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action: to follow the dictates of conscience.
The complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual.
An inhibiting sense of what is prudent: I'd eat another piece of pie but my conscience would bother me.
While there is a clear separation of the two terms, it seems as though to me they are far more like one another than separate. Sure, if someone is unconscious, medically speaking, they aren't aware of their surroundings. Nor are they excersising being conscience. But that is why i put this is philosophical discussion, breh.
What do you think? Are you conscious more than conscience? Are you conscience, but not very conscious?
Am I losing my last bit of mind?
Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:50 PM
Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:53 PM
I think this question answers itself with the line about my fleeting mental capacity at the moment.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:13 PM