La coscienza può autorizzare deroghe alle norme?

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What is the proper relationship between conscience and moral norms? Are they two polar opposites? Can conscience establish exceptions? To address the issue, this article investigates the nature of inventive practical reason and of conscience itself (also looking at some problematic conceptions), focusing on the relationship with norms. These are aimed at the person’s flourishing and the summit of morality lies in the exercise of virtue, declined as love’s strategies. The outcome of the article is that conscience can (sometimes) establish the inobservance of relative moral rules, but not of moral absolutes, because the latter concern the evils of that person of which conscience has the task of being the guardian, the lighthouse and the support. If conscience incentives such evils, it fails its task, damaging the person in which it is immanent. Conscience enlightened by phronesis and the right rules are not opposed, but are two wings that synergistically allow the person to arrive at the truth about her good, which consist in answering the call to love.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Can conscience authorize derogations from the norms?
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)507-523
Numero di pagine17
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015


  • coscienza
  • norme


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