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The controversy over retrospective moral judgment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11653396     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Allen Buchanan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1054-6863     ISO Abbreviation:  Kennedy Inst Ethics J     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-23     Completed Date:  1996-12-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109135     Medline TA:  Kennedy Inst Ethics J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-50     Citation Subset:  E    
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MeSH Terms
Advisory Committees*
Compensation and Redress
Dissent and Disputes
Ethical Analysis*
Ethical Review*
Ethics, Medical
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Federal Government
Group Processes
History, 20th Century
Human Experimentation*
Human Rights
Moral Obligations
Organizational Policy
Public Policy*
Reference Standards
Research Personnel
Research Subjects
Retrospective Moral Judgment*
Scientific Misconduct*
Social Justice
Social Responsibility
United States

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