The controversy over retrospective moral judgment.

Published

Journal Article

The mandate of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments required that the Committee take a position on the validity of retrospective moral judgments. However, throughout its period of operation, the Committee remained divided on the question of whether sound judgments of individual culpability and wrongdoing should be included in its Final Report. This essay examines the arguments that various committee members marshalled to support their opposing views on retrospective moral judgment and explains the significance of the controversy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buchanan, A

Published Date

  • September 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 245 - 250

PubMed ID

  • 11653396

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11653396

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1086-3249

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-6863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/ken.1996.0023

Language

  • eng