Moral Judgements and Moral Realism in History

  title={Moral Judgements and Moral Realism in History},
  author={Philip Boobbyer},
  • Philip Boobbyer
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • The issue of whether historians should make moral judgements is always controversial. In recent years, there has been a division between those who argue that the primary aim of historians should be to understand the past and that moral judgements should be avoided, and those who maintain that moral judgements are still in a certain sense appropriate. The overall thrust of this article is to argue that these two tendencies in reality coincide: understanding and judgement cannot be abstractly… CONTINUE READING

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