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Unformatted text preview: don’t understand how a person can knowingly harm another person. Leaving out the aspect of having a weak heart, the “learner” is obviously receiving an uncomfortable, and then painful, shock. The fact that most people have no objection to administering a shock to another person shows that people can be driven to do anything, given the guarantee of a free conscious. Sometimes, even, all it takes is the guarantee of no legal trouble. This may constitute the entire human population as “evil,” or it may just mean that it’s not evil to knowingly harm another person when one doesn’t believe it is their decision of whether or not to do so. Regardless, the outcome of the Milgram experiment is certainly “shocking.”...
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, English-language films, Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment