moral sense

The feeling for what is right, with or without any accompanying intellectual judgment. There is no question here of a specific faeulty operating; the consensus of opinion is opposed to assuming any such faculty. The moral sensibility presupposed by this term seems rather to be the result of the interplay of the imagination and the feelings with the intellect, in respect to lIloral ideals, and to ideas of personal dignity and responsibility.

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