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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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 rochard doesare lumped with Darwinists, since these anthropologists also supported imperialism and racist hierarchies.

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Weiikart said that the quote is often “misrepresented” in creationist literature, and that Darwin was reporting and criticizing the extermination of people at a time of colonial expansion, rather than promoting it. Imprint Academic,p. From Darwin to Hitler: Katie Chapman rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met.

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Articles by Richard Weikart 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. Archived from the original on There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Dunham rated it really liked it. Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism dichard Germanydocuments the influence of naturalistic evolution on ethical thought, euthanasia, militarism, and racism—and ultimately Hitler’s ideology.

Burrow rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat Nils Roll-Hansenhistorian and philosopher of 19th and 20th century biology at University of Osloalso reviewed the work in and was critical of it in a review published by Isis calling it “selective” and containing “insufficient attention to historical change—leaving out political, social, and economic factors as well as the role of new knowledge in genetics-make his overall argument unconvincing.

California State University, Stanislaus. Journal of the History of Biology. Tom Gilson rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Overall he ruchard a good job of letting the people he introduces to the reader tell them what they think about society and how Darwinism changes things.

From Darwin to Hitler: They were actually very pleased with themselves. Books by Richard Weikart.

From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany by Richard Weikart

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.


Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. In Descent of Man he asserted, “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. Negative evaluations by academic reviewers are critical of the book citing Weikart’s selective use of primary sources and ignoring a range of developments that shaped Nazi ideology.

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Of course, those collapsing did not see themselves that way, as collapsing. Luke Walls rated it liked it Jun 01, Schloss wrote that the “ideas that are attributed to Darwin such as natural selection makes might right in social policy were actually not advocated but repudiated by Darwin and his immediate colleagues.

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