PHIL 13 class 28 OH

PHIL 13 class 28 OH - PHIL 13 / Class 27 OH John Doris,...

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PHIL 13 / Class 27 OH John Doris, “Moral Character, Moral Behavior” (continued, from Lack of Character) - The Milgram Experiments: Conflicted Obedience Variations in the Experiment - Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment - Character and Genocide “It takes a lot of people to kill 800,000, 6 million, or 100 million human beings, and there just aren’t enough monsters to go around. Unfortunately, it does not take a monster to do monstrous things” (162). - The Banality of Evil - Ordinariness and Blameworthiness - Conflicted Obedience Again “. . . [T]here is good evidence that many Nazi war criminals are not straightforwardly understood as possessed of uniformly evil dispositional structures; much like Milgram’s obedients, there is evidence that they experienced substantial conflict” (54).
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“[I]t can be said with certitude that never in the history of the holocaust was a German, SS man or otherwise, killed, sent to a concentration camp, jailed, or punished in any serious way for refusing to kill Jews” (Doris quoting Goldhagen 55). Tendency we have to respond to situations. Milgram’s view of holocaust—responsibility lies with thte guards of the concentration camps Alcoholism the guards of the camps, this is a sort of medication for this stressful
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