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The Thesis of Norm Transformation in the Theory of Mass Atrocity
Theoretical accounts of genocide and mass atrocity commonly embrace the thesis of norm transformation. This thesis holds, first, that individual and institutional participation in such crimes is at
Unconscionable Crimes
Identity-Directed Norm Transformations and Moral Progress
  • Paul Morrow
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Value Inquiry
  • 1 September 2020
A Theory of Atrocity Propaganda
Abstract:This essay offers a theory of atrocity propaganda and surveys strategies for countering it. I first review examples of atrocity propaganda disseminated before, during, and after WWI. I then
Naturalizing the centennial: History, memory, and the limits of human lifespans
Recent studies of centennials focus on explaining the social and political contexts for such commemorations. This paper develops an alternative, naturalistic theory of these long-range anniversaries.
The Meaning of Mass Atrocities Beyond Our Moral Fate
Abstract Philosophical accounts of moral progress commonly acknowledge the problem of mass atrocities. But the implications of such events for our ability to perceive, and achieve, progress are