Moral and historical consciousness
In this article I attempt to answer the question - is there is a conceptual link between moral and historical consciousness? I shall first discuss moral concepts and moral development; try to explore what they mean, and what they involve. In doing that I hope to get a reasonable answer to what defines moral consciousness. In the second part I will analyse historical consciousness and argue that there is a conceptual link between moral and historical consciousness. My idea is that reconfiguration of historical events is a necessary feature of understanding the importance of historical events; it is sometimes a necessary feature of coming to an understanding of moral actions and seems to be a part of practical judgement as moral wisdom. Reconfiguration seems to be a necessary part of moral deliberation and coming to appreciate the force of the morally normative.
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