One question that tragically never goes away is that of evil and its roots. Adolf Hitler was not a lunatic, nor did he emerge onto the stage of. Richard Weikart. From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, xi + pp. $ ( cloth). Richard Weikart. From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. xi.
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I can’t find this book as a PDF anywhere on the internet. Hhitler to Book Page. It had profound implications for us to consider even today. What a superb work of scholarship.
Neither religion nor science is well served by this oversimplified view of their complex history. That may be true but Weikart documents that Hitler was conversant with a stream of darwinists that were promoting eugenics based on the right of the stronger.
Weikart flies in the face of “see no evil” and gives us page after page of research proving how Darwinism led to the atrocities of Nazi Germany. Nov 10, Erin marked it as to-read. InRobert Hihler. Shane Gollahon rated it really liked it Jun 22, darwiin Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany”.
From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany by Richard Weikart
To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The German Darwinians who are the focus of the book appear only as advocates of eugenics, racism, and imperialism, although presumably these policies were informed by a broader intellectual project. Email alerts New issue alert.
From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
Weikart has posted responses to four reviews on his webpage. Lists with This Book. Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. Also inscience historian Paul Lawrence Farber wrote in the Journal of the History of Biology that “Like other attempts to tar Darwin with all of the problems of modernity, Weikart’s suffers from conceptual flaws that hotler from his book, which contains some interesting material on the German eugenics movement, popular Darwinism in Germany, and German evolutionary ethics.
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world.
At the same time, German anthropologists, who opposed Darwinism before the turn of the century as a doctrine possessing no more empirical foundation than revealed religion doesare lumped with Darwinists, since these anthropologists also supported imperialism and racist hierarchies. Weikart has appeared in creationist films promoting the book.
The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a babooninstead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla. But Weikart never mentions Luther because this would weaken his argument that Christianity promoted the equal dignity of all human beings against the degrading materialism of Darwinism.
Lots of footnotes so you can check the author’s info out. Tom Gilson rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Very in depth analysis. Darwin and the Nazis – Richard Weikart”.
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Forkosch Prize for the best article in in the Journal of the History of Ideas. Andrew rated it liked it May 12, I found the book insightful and sobering. John rated it really liked it Mar 20, His revised dissertation, Socialist Darwi Dr.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. A fascinating book though if feels as if it is written by an academic for academics.
Retrieved from ” https: The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form; but this objection will not appear of much weight to those ricchard, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution.
Nicole rated it really liked it Oct 06, Jan 25, Kyle C. From Darwin to Hitler: Books by Richard Weikart. Veronica rated it really liked it Oct 03, Rihcardhistorian Peter J. Trivia About From Dadwin to Hi This book is a provocative yet balanced work that addresses a wide range of topics, from the value of human life to sexual mortality, to racial extermination.
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