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

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 31 (1):25–55 (2007)
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Dominic Murphy
University of Edinburgh
John M. Doris
Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract
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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