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From Darwin to Hitler : evolutionary ethics, eugenics, and racism in Germany / Richard Weikart.

  • Weikart, Richard, 1958-
Date
2004
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Physical description

xi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-303) and index.

Contents

The origin of ethics and the rise of moral relativism -- Evolutionary progress as the highest good -- Organizing evolutionary ethics -- The value of life and the value of death -- The specter of inferiority : devaluing the disabled and "unproductive" -- The science of racial inequality -- Controlling reproduction : overturning traditional sexual morality -- Killing the "unfit" -- War and peace -- Racial struggle and extermination -- Hitler's ethic.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine JL.37

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 1403965021