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2004 | 37 | 103-109
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PHILIP THE CHANCELLOR TREATISE ON 'SYNDERESIS'

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Philip the Chancellor authored the first scholastic treatise on 'synderesis' (pre-conscience). He understands it as a rational power that has a natural and inalienable ability to distinguish between good and evil. Philip holds that 'synderesis' is the foundation of morality: it is the spring and principle of free choice, conscience and righteousness (rectitudo) or the ability to decipher the rules of the natural law. As a rational power 'synderesis' also influences significantly the intellectual activities of the human being thereby unifying the appetitive sphere with the cognitive one. Philip also emphasizes that 'synderesis' is a trace of the original perfection of nature and an expression of human dignity.
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  • A. Górniak, Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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05PLAAAA0039946
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