Reasoning is indeed a vital aspect of sound moral action for educators and plays a central role in the class that’s currently discussing these Morsberger paintings. However, today we work on something as necessary and as pertinent: the ability of these educators to morally perceive and imagine. Moral perception is our ability to see and comprehend a moral situation encountered in experience. The moral imagination is our capacity to think of alternatives, to interpret situations beyond what is available to be known with certainty, and to formulate notions and ideals of ourselves and our worlds beyond what we currently experience or know as reality.

Moral Perception Through Aesthetics: Engaging Imaginations in Educational Ethics— Kathleen Knight Abowitz