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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Oxford University Ricuard is a department of the University of Oxford. Kristy rated it liked it Nov 15, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet. He completed his Ph.

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Jan 25, Kyle C. See 1 question about From Darwin to Hitler…. California State University, Stanislaus. Citing articles via Google Scholar. 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.

Apr 11, Robert Pajer rated it really liked it. Weikart acquainted me with how some in the intellectual community of Germany came to devalue life based on their interpretation of Darwinism.

Also inscience historian Paul Lawrence Farber wrote in the Journal of the History of Biology that “Like other attempts to tar Darwin hitlef all of the problems of modernity, Weikart’s suffers from conceptual flaws that detract from his book, which contains some interesting material on the German eugenics movement, popular Darwinism in Germany, and German evolutionary ethics. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Darwin clearly believed that the struggle for existence among humans would result in racial extermination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is an important and insightful work that should be more widely read.

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

This work excellently explains this process. A book that talks about the influence of Darwin on Germany. From Darwin to Hitler: Nicole rated it really liked it Oct 06, To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Darwinism—or at least some naturalistic interpretations of Darwinism—succeeded in turning morality on its head. Avalos said that the quote yitler 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. 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 centuries, culminating in the atrocities of Hitler and the Hitlet regime.

Quotes from From Darwin to Hi This picture of the Holocaust as the outcome of a ‘culture war’ between religion and science leads to serious distortions on both sides. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

The neutrality of this article htler disputed. Bowler of Queen’s University wrote in Notes and Records of the Royal Society that Weikart’s book reflects a “simple blame game in which for example Darwin ricchard Haeckel are accused of paving the way for Nazism,” and criticized him and others for associating Darwin “with distasteful social policies” using a “remarkably simple-minded approach”.


What a superb work of scholarship. A Disputed Ewikart Charlottesville: 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 dsrwin things. Wilson, and Constance K. David rated it really liked it May 17, From Darwin to Hitler: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Palgrave Macmillan,p. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Of course, those collapsing did not see themselves that way, as collapsing. His revised dissertation, Socialist Darwinism: The ‘ Judeo-Christian ‘ worldview is unproblematically associated here with many beliefs — such as opposition to birth controllegalized abortionand assisted suicide — that many believing Christians and Jews would reject.

Articles by Richard Weikart They were actually very pleased with themselves. Brad Thompson rated ewikart it was amazing Oct 06, Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. Andrew rated it liked it May 12, Evolutionary ethicsNazism. Richard Weikart, From Darwin to Hitler”.

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.

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Besides criticisms from historians, Weikart was criticized by Jeff Schloss, professor at Westmont College and former Discovery Institute fellow, darwjn the Christian American Scientific Affiliation ‘s publication regarding the Expelled film. Genetic variation means some are biologically inferior to others and therefore the inferior must go.

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