Milgram and the Holocaust

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Unformatted text preview: Milgram and the Holocaust This is a very powerful and riveting article that really lends a lot of insight into how cruel we humans can be when we are ordered around by those who hold positions of power. I think it is interesting how many people had problems with his experiment because they were worried about the ethics of it because they thought that it I was too much of a representation of what the Holocaust was like. What is it that makes an experiment so unethical? I think that over the past years the restrictions on what has been determined to be ethical and what is unethical has changed because we as a society have deemed what was ethical years ago to now be ethical Back when Milgram did this experiment he was only questioned by a few of his colleagues, but as we read the experiment in its entirety today, we are appalled by what we put his participants through It leads me to wonder how far todays society would allow an experiment like Milgrams to continue before shutting it down...
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