Synteresis vs Synderesis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between synteresis and synderesis

is that synteresis is (theology|historical) an aspect of one's conscience by which one can judge wrong from right and decide on what makes good conduct (as distinguished from (syneidesis)) while synderesis is (philosophy) the supposed inate ability of the human mind to realise the basic principles of ethics and morals.

synteresis

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  • (theology, historical) An aspect of one's conscience by which one can judge wrong from right and decide on what makes good conduct (as distinguished from (syneidesis)).
  • *, Bk.I, New York, 2001, p.166:
  • *:Synteresis , or the purer part of the conscience, is an innate habit, and doth signify “a conservation of the knowledge of the law of God and Nature, to know good or evil”.
  • synderesis

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    (wikipedia synderesis) (-)
  • (philosophy) The supposed inate ability of the human mind to realise the basic principles of ethics and morals