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Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

 

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Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Robert J. Richards


The history of Darwin’s accomplishment and the trajectory of evolutionary theory during the late 19th and early 20th century have become settled in the minds of scholars and the interested public. The orthodox view regards Darwin as having introduced blind mechanism into biology, thus banishing teleological considerations and 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” behavior, as ultimately selfish. ... Read more

 

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