The Stanley Milgram Experiment

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Name : Muhammed Irshad
Madonna ID : 250509
Subject : Medical Ethics
Due Date : 8/01/2018
Paper : 1-The Milgram Experiment

The Stanley Milgram Experiment is a famous study about obedience in psychology which has been carried out by a Psychologist at the Yale University named, Stanley Milgram. He conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. In July 1961 the experiment was started for researching that how long a person can harm another person by obeying an instructor.
Stanley Milgram wants to know how people would go in obeying an instruction. For his experiment he stand a procedure it is different from others. His experiment taken at human beings. 40 males aged between 20 and 50 were selected for the experiment, These 40 males were professionals who is unskilled. There is a teacher and learner in his experiment. The learner was strapped to a chair with electrodes. After he has to learn pairs which was given for him to study, the teacher tests him to learn and tests him by naming a word and asking the learner to remember its partner from a list of the
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Kant has explained in the enlightenment theory that a person can understand which is ethical or unethical without the help of others. He can decide it by himself/herself without directed by another person. A person who is participating must be brave enough to do what they independently think and should not follow what an instructor asking you to do. If the orders are not affects or if it is threat for life of a person, then I would agree with obeying the authority without doubt. At the end of all, people need to understand the true meaning of authority and how important it is to attach ethics to this
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