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Was Hitler a Darwinian? : disputed questions in the history of evolutionary theory

Author: Robert J Richards
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In tracing the history of Darwin's accomplishment and the trajectory of evolutionary theory during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, most scholars agree that Darwin introduced blind mechanism into biology, thus banishing moral values from the understanding of nature. According to the standard interpretation, the principle of survival of the fittest has rendered human behavior, including moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richards, Robert J. (Robert John), 1942-
Was Hitler a Darwinian?
(DLC) 2013007451
(OCoLC)829239765
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Richards
ISBN: 9780226059099 022605909X 1299976131 9781299976139
OCLC Number: 859536721
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Darwin's theory of natural selection and its moral purpose --
Appendix 1: the logic of Darwin's long argument --
Appendix 2: the historical ontology and location of scientific theories --
Darwin's principle of divergence: why Fodor was almost right --
Darwin's romantic quest: mind, morals, and emotions --
Appendix: assessment of Darwin's moral theory --
The relation of Spencer's evolutionary theory to Darwin's --
Ernst Haeckel's scientific and artistic struggles --
Haeckel's embryos: fraud not proven --
The linguistic creation of man: August Schleicher and the missing link in Darwinian theory --
Was Hitler a Darwinian?
Responsibility: Robert J. Richards.
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According to the standard interpretation, the principle of survival of the fittest has rendered human behavior, ultimately selfish. Few doubt that Darwinian theory, especially as construed by the  Read more...

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