Distortions of Normativity

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (3):329-356 (2011)

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J. David Velleman
New York University
Herlinde Pauer-Studer
University of Vienna
Abstract
We discuss some implications of the Holocaust for moral philosophy. Our thesis is that morality became distorted in the Third Reich at the level of its social articulation. We explore this thesis in application to several front-line perpetrators who maintained false moral self-conceptions. We conclude that more than a priori moral reasoning is required to correct such distortions
Keywords Holocaust  Hannah Arendt  Barbara Herman  Adolf Eichmann
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DOI 10.1007/s10677-010-9246-7
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