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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The reception has not been universally negative.

David rated it really liked it May frrom, If all these ideas were to fall into well-deserved obsolescence, this would in no way detract from the validity of Darwin’s contributions to modern biological science. Without Darwinsm, it is unlikely that the Nazis would have risen to power.

It has been very helpful for my preparation for my trip to Germany and Poland soon.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Brad Wei,art rated it it was amazing Oct 06, His revised dissertation, Socialist Darwi Dr. Alexandra Butterworth rated it really liked it Apr 02, Neither religion nor science is well served by this oversimplified view of their complex history. One such article received the Selma V.


Slavery after Rome, — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So his presentation of racism, for example, reiterates a rationale that does not richrd up to the critical scrutiny of intellectual history. Books by Richard Weikart.

I learned a lot from reading it study for a paper that I was writing on eugenicsbut it seemed a bit repetitive. The basic thesis is that Darwinism shaped the intellectual and scientific environment of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; while it did not directly cause the rise of Hitler, it definitely informed his understanding of race, biology and morality, and provided intellectual cover for his views.

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Veronica rated it really liked it Oct 03, Fascinating book, but it reads like a textbook. And ‘Darwinism’ is equated with a hodgepodge of ideas about race, politics, and social issues.

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Refresh and try higler. Shane Gollahon rated it really liked it Jun 22, But Weikart never mentions Luther because this would weaken his argument that Christianity promoted the equal dignity of all human beings against the degrading materialism of Darwinism. A Disputed Question Charlottesville: See 1 question about From Darwin to Hitler….

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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. Wells said, “there is only htiler sane and logical thing to be done wit Weikart argues that Darwinism isn’t a sufficient but a necessary condition for the holocaust.

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. Katie Chapman rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Critics point out that Hitler never quoted Darwin.