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

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

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by Richard Weikart
     
 

Explores the ways that Darwinism impacted ethical thought in Germany.
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Explores the ways that Darwinism impacted ethical thought in Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403972019
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/02/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
580,950
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Part I: Laying New Foundations for Ethics* The Origins of Morality and the Rise of Relativism
• Evolutionary Progress as the Highest Good
• Organizing Evolutionary Ethics
Part II: Devaluing Human Life
The Value of Death
• The Specter of Inferiority: Devaluing the Disabled
• The Science of Racial Inequality
Part III: Eliminating the "Inferior Ones"
Controlling Reproduction: Redefining Sexual Morality
• Killing the Unfit
• War and Peace
• Racial Struggle and Extermination
Part IV: Impacts * Hitler's Ethics
• Conclusion

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