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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To ask other readers questions about From Darwin to Hitlerplease sign richqrd. From Darwin to Hitler elucidates the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality throughout history. The Wedge of Intelligent Design. From Darwin to Hitler: His revised dissertation, Socialist Darwi Dr. You could not be signed in. Barbara rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Barsky wrote that “numerous reviews have accused Weikart of selectively viewing his rich primary material, ignoring political, social, psychological, and economic factors” that helped shape Nazi eugenics and racism.
From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany
fo 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. David rated it really liked it May 17, Trivia About From Darwin to Hi Kristy rated it hjtler it Nov 15, From Darwin to Hitler”.
In fact, Weikart has responded to my criticisms by admitting that the title of his book is misleading, since he cannot show any direct link between Darwin’s ideas and Hitler’s Nazism. Katie Chapman rated it it was amazing Sep 12, In fact, scientific theories, even those like Darwin’s that address organic life, are morally neutral. I can’t find this book as a PDF anywhere on the internet.
Weikart did extensive historical research demonstrating how Wei,art altered conceptions of human nature and the value of human life that ultimately contributed to a eugenics ideology and scientific racism that became prominent in Germany, the United States, and Europe during the late 19th Century and into the early fom Century. G0thamite rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Apr 11, Robert Pajer rated it really liked it. It has been very helpful for my preparation for my trip to Germany and Poland soon.
May Learn how and when to remove this template message. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sounds gruesome, so I must read it! Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Overall he does a good job of letting the people he introduces to the reader tell them what they think about society and how Darwinism changes things. Frim had profound implications for us to consider even today. Lots of footnotes so you can check the author’s info out.
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 rivhard grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form; but this objection will not appear of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution.
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Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. In Darwin wrote a fri “I do hitled believe that the atrocious war into which the Germans plunged Europe in August,and which has subsequently involved all lands ewikart all peoples, would ever have been fought, or at least would have attained its actual gigantic proportions, had the Germans not been made mad by the theory of survival of the fittest. Most users should sign in with their email address.
This is an important and insightful work that should be more widely read. Notes and Records of the Royal Society. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.
American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. 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.
Nicole rated it really liked it Oct 06, Related articles in Google Scholar. Dunham rated it really liked it. Archived from the original on September 17, But these breaks depend merely on the number of related forms which have become extinct.
Slavery after Rome, — Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A fascinating book though if feels as if it is written by an academic for academics.
The Historical Connection from Darwin to Hitler
Weikart argues that Darwinism isn’t a sufficient but a necessary condition for the holocaust. Without Darwinsm, it is unlikely that the Nazis would have risen to power.
He says, “It is striking that the vast majority of those who did press for abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were fervent proponents of a naturalistic Darwinian worldview” Archived from the original on