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The Resource From Darwin to Hitler : Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany, by Richard Weikart, (electronic resource)

From Darwin to Hitler : Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany, by Richard Weikart, (electronic resource)

Label
From Darwin to Hitler : Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany
Title
From Darwin to Hitler
Title remainder
Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Weikart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, Richard Weikart explains the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality. He demonstrates that many leading Darwinian biologists and social thinkers in Germany believed that Darwinism overturned traditional Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment ethics, especially the view that human life is sacred. Many of these thinkers supported moral relativism, yet simultaneously exalted evolutionary 'fitness' (especially intelligence and health) to the highest arbiter of morality. Darwinism played a key role in the rise not only of eugenics, but also euthanasia, infanticide, abortion and racial extermination. This was especially important in Germany, since Hitler built his view of ethics on Darwinian principles, not on nihilism.--
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Weikart, Richard
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe, Central-History
  • Europe-History
  • History, Modern
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Ethics
Label
From Darwin to Hitler : Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany, by Richard Weikart, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-10986-6
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-10986-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 312 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137109866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1047661156
Label
From Darwin to Hitler : Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany, by Richard Weikart, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-10986-6
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-10986-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 312 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137109866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1047661156

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