Ingrid Schoberth (Ed.)
Urteilen lernen – Grundlegung und Kontexte ethischer Urteilsbildung
1. Edition 2012
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Correctly judging situations plays a large role in everyday life – it´s not always easy to determine the right thing to do, and only then can one actually do the right thing: properly deciding between two or more possible alternatives.
This volume shows the necessity of making a scientific analysis of the various ways of reaching ethical competence. It demonstrates the various forms and nature of judgment within a scientific-theological and interdisciplinary research context, having resulted from a common discourse of Christian and Jewish theology as well as jurisprudence. The basic questions are discussed and compared to the perspective about learning to judge that is not innate: Moral education demands positive and workable paths in which children and adolescents as well as adults can practice executing proper judgement. For this reason a number of example contexts with an ethical background – in education, worklife and the legal system – are examined in detail.