Die Fallstricke einer intentionalistischen Engführung der Geschichtsdeutung

Erwã¤Gen Wissen Ethik 26:60-65 (2015)
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Abstract

In this commentary I criticise Doris Gerber's intentionalistic reading of history. While an intentionalistic philosophy of history has some plausibility, a *purely* intentionalistic view is often irreconcilable with the most elementary common sense. For example, that history ought to be considered exclusively as the history of human action and not of things that simply happen to humans as well - like the outbreak of the volcano Vesuv in the year 79 which lead to the destructions of Pompeii. Or that historical value judgments should always be judgments about the reasons for human action, which raises the questions if and how the unintended consequences of human action are to be judged.

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Eckhart Arnold
Bavarian Academy of Sciences And Humanities

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