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Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress

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In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitlers evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitlers 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.

Synopsis:

In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitlers evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitlers 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.

About the Author

Richard Weikart is Professor of Modern European History at California State University, Stanislaus.  He has published three previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler and his prize-winning dissertation, Socialist Darwinism. He has also published numerous essays on social Darwinism in anthologies and leading journals, such as German Studies Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Isis.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Hitler as Moral Crusader and Liar * The Cult of Evolutionary Progress * Racial Struggle * Morally Upright Aryans and Immoral Jews * Hitlers Socialism: Building the Peoples 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230618077
Author:
Weikart, Richard
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf - Philosophy
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf - Political and social views
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
The Nazi Pursuit of
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Germany » Hitler
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Humanities » Philosophy » General
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In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitlers evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitlers 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.

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