From my Lai to abu ghraib: The moral psychology of atrocity

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 31 (1):25–55 (2007)
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While nothing justifies atrocity, many perpetrators manifest cognitive impairments that profoundly degrade their capacity for moral judgment, and such impairments, we shall argue, preclude the attribution of moral responsibility.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1475-4975.2007.00149.x
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