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From Darwin to Hitler

Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

by Richard Weikart

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland),
  • Evolution,
  • History,
  • Eugenics,
  • Systems Of Ethics,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • History: World,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • History / Germany,
  • Discrimination & Racism,
  • Ethics, Evolutionary,
  • Germany,
  • Racism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8400716M
    ISBN 10140397201X
    ISBN 109781403972019

      Andre Pichot, in his book The Pure Society: From Darwin to Hitler, somehow misses this important point and tries to make the case that Darwin's idea is somehow responsible for all manner of dangerous policies from Nazism to racial apartheid. Richard Weikart is Professor of History at the California State University, Stanislaus. He has published three previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler () and .

    His book, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany, documents the influence of naturalistic evolution on ethical thought, euthanasia, militarism, and racism—and ultimately Hitler's ideology.4/5. So, for example, the historian Richard Weikart, in his book From Darwin to Hitler, maintains: “No matter how crooked the road was from Darwin to Hitler, clearly Darwinism and eugenics smoothed the path for Nazi ideology, especially for the Nazi stress on expansion, war, racial struggle, and racial extermination.”.

      One of the best books on the subject of Adolf Hitler was written by history professor and author, Dr. Richard Weikart. He is perhaps best known for his book, "From Darwin to Hitler." He also wrote an important book a few years ago, "Hitler’s Religion: .   Regarding Nazis, a month or two ago we had another resurgence of discussion of DI fellow Richard Weikart’s book, From Darwin to Hitler, and the crass propaganda based on the book that the ID/creationist movement has pumped out. In short, two historians (one of eugenics, and one of Germany) have said that Weikart’s attempt to link Darwin and Author: Nick Matzke.


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From Darwin to Hitler by Richard Weikart Download PDF EPUB FB2

Richard Weikart's "From Darwin to Hitler" adds context to solve this quandary; Germans accepted crackpot race science because it was science. The various presuppositions that added up to race science were the paradigms accepted by scholars, scientists and progressive social by: The Biology of the Second Reich.

Explore the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism in the years leading up to World War I in this fascinating minute. From Darwin to Hitler elucidates the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality throughout history.

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/5.

From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany by Richard Weikart was released in (paperback edition in ) with Palgrave Macmillan in New York, a major publisher of historical by: Darwinism played a key role in the rise not only of eugenics, but also euthanasia, infanticide, abortion and racial extermination.

This was especially important in Germany, since Hitler built his view of ethics on Darwinian principles, not on nihilism. 'Richard Weikart, the author of this captivating and well-documented book, makes it clear that he intends to provide the reader with a scrupulously historical study of the Darwinian influence on eugenics, euthanasia, racial theory, and militarism in Germany.' - Paola S.

Timiras, The European LegacyBrand: Palgrave Macmillan US. From Darwin to Hitler. Author: André Pichot; Publisher: Verso Books ISBN: N.A Category: Science Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» A history of eugenics considers the role of racism in eugenicist applications throughout the past century, analyzing the relationships among science, politics, and ideology through an examination of Nazism and various eugenicist research programs, in an.

The Pure Society: From Darwin to Hitler - André Pichot - Google Books Amid the eulogies and celebrations commemorating the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, the darker side of evolutionary.

In this work, Richard Weikart explains the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality. He demonstrates that many leading Darwinian biologists and social thinkers in Germany believed that Darwinism overturned traditional Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment ethics, especially the view that human life is sacred.

Many of these thinkers supported moral relativism, yet simultaneously 4/5(2). Weikart is best known for his book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany.

The Discovery Institute, the hub of the intelligent design movement, funded the book's research. The academic community has been widely critical of the book.

From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany | Richard Weikart (auth.) | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. “The historian of science André Pichot shows here the extent to which [Darwin and Hitler] profoundly marked social and political history A welcome warning against the dream of purity in social matters.” – Le Nouvelle Economiste.

In his book, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (), Richard Weikart explains the revolutionary impact.

Title: From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany Author: SCBI Created Date: 4/10/ AM. The book's hostile critics are driven back on some very specious reasoning indeed, for example attacking the author's credentials and scholarship, or insisting that because Darwin was actually a liberal and decent man, it is preposterous to link him with Hitler.

The assessment of Darwin the man is probably correct though the assessment of /5(23). and part of his essay, "The German Reception of Darwin's Theory, ," attempt to refute my two book-length treatments dealing with the ideological connections between Darwinism and Nazism (From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany and Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress).

In his. This book mirrors, with a less conservative/religious viewpoint, the similar research in Weikart's From Darwin to Hitler, and is clearer on the ideologies behind the Social Darwinist phenomenon, including the later sociobiology, so by: Richard Weikart's "From Darwin to Hitler" adds context to solve this quandary; Germans accepted crackpot race science because it was science.

The various presuppositions that added up to race science were the paradigms accepted by scholars, scientists and progressive social organizations/5(24). book, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress (), Weikart argues that Darwin’s “evolutionary ethics drove him [Hitler] to engage in behavior that the rest of us consider abominable.”3 Other critics have also attempted to forge a strong link between Darwin’s theory and Hitler.

Dr. Richard Weikart, Emeritus Professor of History at California State University Stanislaus, has thought a lot about that question, to the point that he wrote a book titled, From Darwin to Hitler. We found this book back in and the message is even more relevant today.

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He finds support for this idea in the writings of Dr. John West, author of Darwin's day in America; Dr. Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler; and Dr.

David Berlinski, author of The Devil's delusion, all of whom are interviewed on these.