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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From Darwin to Hitler: Wells said, “there is only one sane ho logical thing to be done wit Weikart argues that Darwinism isn’t a sufficient hiter a necessary condition for the holocaust. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. Articles by Richard Weikart Citing articles via Google Scholar. You do not currently have access to this article. Shane Gollahon rated it really liked it Jun 22, Sign In Forgot password?
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From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
Feb 18, Faith Neece rated it really liked it. This is a very in depth philosophical book that covers Darwinism, the devaluing of human life, and how this influenced the German WWII regime. But these breaks depend merely on the number of related forms which have become extinct.
Overcoming or Raising Walls of Division? A chilling and sobering recounting of the influence Darwinism had on the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the English- and German-speaking cultures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth ruchard, culminating in the atrocities of Hitler and the Nazi regime.
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.
Darwinism – or at least some naturalistic interpretation of Darwinism – succeeded in turning morality on its head.
Jan 25, Kyle C. The idea of the survival of the fittest and that humans were just animals who should not be given any better treatment than animals changed the philosophical landscape in Germany. A fascinating book though if feels as if it is written by an academic for academics.
It had profound ricbard for us to consider even today.
Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaustbut without Darwinism, especially in its social Darwinist and eugenics permutations, neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the world’s greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy.
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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 religion doesare lumped with Darwinists, since these anthropologists also supported imperialism and racist hierarchies.
From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany by Richard Weikart
May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. The reception has not been universally negative. In the years leading to WWI books on ethics and the changes rlchard ethics with the view of Darwinism were non-fiction best sellers in Germany. Schloss wrote that the “ideas that are attributed to Darwin such as natural selection makes might right in social policy froom actually not advocated but repudiated by Darwin and his immediate colleagues.