The extremity of war raises the stakes of meaning making, and maybe even of meaning itself. First, consider the context within which meaning making is most often deployed in relation to war: nation-states. Secondly, meaning making is an ethical consideration in the conduct of war, particularly in ethical motivation for jus in bello considerations.  Finally, meaning making is a vital aspect of memorializing after the cessation of hostilities. Most relevantly, they illuminate possible uses for meaning making in the current and future context of the war in Ukraine.
Source: The Guardian June 08, 2023 04:05 UTC