/sin'teuh ree"sis/, n.

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  • Synteresis — Syn te*re sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? preservation, fr. ? to preserve; sy n with + ? to guard.] 1. (Med.) Prophylaxis. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) Conscience viewed as the internal repository of the laws of duty. Whewell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SYNTERESIS — перешедшее из греч. понятие, употребляющееся в средневековых соч. комментатором Эсхила Иеронимом для обозначения совести (conscientia), неугасимые искры которой помогают нам благодаря наличию в нас зла познать добро; вероятно, идет от стоиков… …   Философская энциклопедия

  • synteresis — noun /sɪntɪˈɹiːsɪs/ An aspect of ones conscience by which one can judge wrong from right and decide on what makes good conduct (as distinguished from ). Synteresis, or the purer part of the conscience, is an innate habit, and doth signify “a… …   Wiktionary

  • Synteresis — Syntẹresis,   Syndẹresis [griechisch »Bewahrung«] die, , das Gewissen als das nicht zerstörbare, apriorische Urteil der Vernunft über Gut und Böse. Der Begriff kam aus der griechischen Philosophie (Plotins »Seelenzentrum«) über die Stoa in das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Synteresis — Syn|te|re|sis die; <aus gr. synte̅rēsis »das Bewachen, Bewahren« zu syntēreĩn »bewachen, bewahren«> das Gewissen als Bewahrung des göttlichen Funkens im Menschen (kath. Moraltheologie) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • synteresis —   n. intuitive knowledge of right and wrong; divine spark of the soul …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • synteresis — variant of synderesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conscience — • The individual, as in him customary rules acquire ethical character by the recognition of distinct principles and ideals, all tending to a final unity or goal, which for the mere evolutionist is left very indeterminate, but for the Christian… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • synderesis — /sin deuh ree sis/, n. 1. innate knowledge of the basic principles of morality. 2. Christian Mysticism. the essence of the soul that unites with God. Also, synteresis. [1350 1400; ME < ML synderesis, synteresis < Gk syntéresis a guarding, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • Connaissance, volonté et amour —     Comme il place des raisons séminales dans la matière du corps, Bonaventure considère les puissances de l’âme, l’intelligence et la volonté, non pas comme des accidents, mais comme étant « consubstantielles à l’âme et du même genre qu’elle par …   Philosophie du Moyen Age

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