PHENOMENON OF THE EVENT IN MORAL DIMENSION: INNER FORM AND CRUCIAL FACTORS
Keywords:the moral event, moral self-actualization, recognition, acceptance by Others, the presence, dramaturgy of the event
The article raises a question of what turns out to be the event, if we take human existence in its ethical dimension.
The author explores the levels of actualization by a person of that, which is considered by he or she as morally significant, as well as possibilities of accepting this actualization by other members of the moral community. To the author’s opinion, this task demands a special attention to the ethic dimension of human existence, where a possibility appears to diagnose and analyze changes, which bring about an ethical shift of one’s moral set.
Changes of such a level are conceptualized in the article as moral event (and not just a mor- al assessment of an event, which can leave a man untouched).
The author sets apart the two levels of moral eventness: the first is moral self-actualization, which entails no more than event-for-itself to be merely recognized by other members of the community, and the second — when aforementioned self-actualization is accepted by others to become the moral Event as such.
Starting out from the notion of “recognition” worked out by Charles Taylor, author claims that this notion is insufficient for thorough understanding of a “fully-fledged” acceptance of the moral event by others. The concept of “acceptance by Others”, introduced in the article, makes it possible to grasp such hardly defined components of the moral event as alterations in inner emotional, intellectual and faith-focused dispositions of a human being.
Additionally, author grounds the idea of exploring the moral event through its inner space and time as forms of eventness. Inner space of the moral event is defined as the presence, while inner time as its dramaturgy.
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