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Historical bencharks ethical dimensions

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  • 1. THE ETHICAL DIMENSION Historical ThinkingTuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 2. Guidepost #1 Authors make explicit and implicit judgements in writing historical narratives.Tuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 3. Guidepost #2 Reasoned ethical judgments of past actions are made by taking into account the historical context of the actors in question.Tuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 4. Guidepost #3 When making ethical judgements, it is important to be cautious about imposing contemporary standards of right and wrong on the past.Tuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 5. Guidepost #4 A fair assessment of the ethical implications of history can inform us of our responsibilities to remember and respond to the contributions, sacrifices and injustices of the past.Tuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 6. Guidepost #5 Our understanding of history can help us make informed judgments about current issues, but only when we recognize the limitations of any direct “lessons” from the past.Tuesday, 12 February, 13
  • 7. Moral Dimensions in history • So, how might this apply to the Second World War?Tuesday, 12 February, 13

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