claims of conscience

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I have formed my plans--right plans I deem them--and in them I have attended to the claims of conscience, the counsels of reason.
In addition, the rights of civilians to be safeguarded as noncombatants as well as the claims of conscience of those in the military need to be affirmed.
That is, it is a claim of state authority to prevail over claims of conscience largely for the sake either of authority itself or for the sake of (what amounts to the same thing) coercing compliance with, cooperation in, and assent to the state's ideology.
It proposes a definition of conscience, something that cannot be supplied by science or medicine, then proposes to instruct its reader on 'the limits of conscientious refusals,' describing how claims of conscience should be weighed in the context of other values critical to the ethical practice of health care" (p.
If claims of conscience are often associated with a specifically liberal and Christian tradition, mid-twentieth century Britain can be said to stand at the centre of that tradition.
Conservatives' claims of conscience in conflicts over abortion and same-sex marriage put liberals on the defensive.
No one will be beheaded, as Sir Thomas and others were, for refusing to place the latest decrees of Caesar above the ancient claims of conscience.
When it comes to accommodation of practices, and not just beliefs, Leiter argues that it would be impractical to accommodate all claims of conscience and "unfair" and "arbitrar[y]" to single out claims that are grounded in religious belief.
As a result, legislation recognizes claims of conscience for refusing providers and institutions alone.
Because we cannot easily place the group's asserted right of moral autonomy within the prevailing individual-versus-state paradigm for analyzing claims of conscience, we tend to view groups as interlopers masquerading as individuals.
This is precisely right; psychological distress may provide reasons to respect conscience but these reasons can be too easily overridden in ways most people do not think claims of conscience usually should be.
It is true that the claims of religion and the claims of conscience frequently coincide, as in conscientious objector cases, for religion commonly asks us to believe what there is reason to believe as a matter of conscience.
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