Topic : conscience as sources of ethical guidance
7) What is the relationship between intuition and conscience? How are they different from each other?(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon
Why this question:
The question intends to compare conscience and intuitions as traits with commonalities yet different from each other.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the concept of conscience and intuition.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines define spirit of service as the quality of being committed to public service without any self-motives.
The key difference between conscience and intuition is that conscience is the moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one’s own behaviour while intuition is obscure. The conscience is understood to be the discerning faculty that exists within each individual. This faculty of discernment that enables humans to distinguish between right and wrong is the basis of our reasoning. If humans could not discern right from wrong then they would not be able to reason whether a matter is right or wrong. The conscience is our internal unconscious faculty that enables us to recognize what is right to do and what is wrong to do. On the other hand intuition is the faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof, the essence of intuition appears to derive from the ability to arrive at ideas without the use of reason or conscious perception.
Conclude by reasserting significance of the two in one’s ethical decision making and everyday life.