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Moral and historical consciousness

Moral and historical consciousness

Title: Moral and historical consciousness
Author: Frímannsson, Gudmundur Heidar   orcid.org/0000-0001-9654-0324
Date: 2017-01-18
Language: English
Scope: 14-22
University/Institute: Háskólinn á Akureyri
University of Akureyri
School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences (UA)
Hug- og félagsvísindasvið (HA)
Department: Kennaradeild (HA)
Faculty of Education (UA)
Series: Historical Encounters;4(1)
ISSN: 2203-7543
Subject: Moral consciousness; Reconfiguration; Historical consciousness; Significance of historical events; Siðferði; Vitund
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/238

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Frímannsson, G.H. (2017). Moral and historical consciousness. Historical Encounters: A journal of historical consciousness, historical cultures, and history education, 4(1), 14-22.


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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