Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress

Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress

by Richard Weikart
     
 

In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitler’s evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitler’s immorality flowed from a coherent ethic. Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race. This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of Nazi

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Overview

In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitler’s evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitler’s immorality flowed from a coherent ethic. Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race. This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of Nazi policy: eugenics (i.e., measures to improve human heredity, including compulsory sterilization), euthanasia, racism, population expansion, offensive warfare, and racial extermination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230618077
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Hitler as Moral Crusader and Liar
• The Cult of Evolutionary Progress
• Racial Struggle
• Morally Upright Aryans and Immoral Jews
• Hitler’s Socialism: Building the People’s Community
• Sexual Morality and Population Expansion
• Controlling Reproduction to Improve the Human Species
• The Struggle for Living Space: War and Expansionism
• Justifying Murder and Genocide
• Conclusion

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