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Published: 23 June 2011

152 Pages | c. 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199569694

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Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Strohm

Very Short Introductions

  • Shows how conscience is used as a tool for constant self-modification and adaption, and plays an important part in human rights and moral obligations
  • Explores some of the important moments in the history of conscience
  • Considers whether conscience is a civil or human right and what the implications of this mean
  • Uses examples from popular culture such as Pinocchio, and from contemporary politics including the recent rights abuse cases at Abu Ghraib prison
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series