Andrew interviews Richard Weikart about his book From ‘Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany’. They talk about the effect that Darwinism has had on western civilisation and is still having today.
Interview with Richard Weikart.
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Richard Weikart is Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus.
He completed his Ph.D. in modern European history at the University of Iowa in 1994.
His book, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany, documents the influence of naturalistic evolution on ethical thought, euthanasia, militarism, racism, and ultimately Hitler’s ideology.
Dr. Weikart has also written Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress which helps explain the mystery of Hitler’s pernicious ideology by demonstrating that Hitler’s immorality flowed from a coherent ethic, inspired by an evolutionary utopian project of biologically improving the human race.
With an extensive background in modern German and modern European intellectual history, he has published articles in journals such as Isis, Journal of the History of Ideas, German Studies Review, History of European Ideas, European Legacy, and Fides et Historia. One such article received the Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the best article in 1993 in the Journal of the History of Ideas.