Nancy Sherman in The New York Times
Nancy Sherman's article, "War and the Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt," was in the New York Times on July 3, 2011. In this article Sherman, University Professor of Philosophy, explores the reasonableness of so called "irrational" or merely subjective forms of guilt, such as survivor guilt and the guilt of being causally, but not morally responsible for accidents. The article takes to task the view many philosophers have propounded, that such guilt is better thought of as "agent-regret." Her op-ed focuses on soldiers (the subject of Sherman's recent book, THE UNTOLD WAR (W.W. Norton, 2010), but the implications are more general.
She continues the discussion in a response she posted on July 25, 2011, titled "Shame and Responsibility: A Response. In this piece she considers shame as underlying some forms of irrational guilt.