Evolution in German Socialist Thought
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|Format:||Hardback, 324 pages|
|Other Information: ||bibliography, index|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 1998|
This study is an intellectual history exploring the reception of Darwinism by prominent German socialist theorists: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Friedrich Albert Lange, Ludwig Buchner, August Bebel, Karl Kautesky and Eduard Bernstein. It relies not only on published books, articles and speeches by these men, but also on some unpublished correspondence. In addition, one chapter covers the anti-socialist stance of prominent Darwinian biologists, including Charles Darwin and the foremost champion of Darwinism in Germany, Ernst Haeckel. Darwinism's effect on German socialism's view of eugenics, race and religion is also discussed.
About the Author
Richard Weikart Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock
. . .Weikart provides a methodically written, cogently argued, and impressively documented intellectual history.--Robert William Goodrich "H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, Augustana College "
|Publisher: ||International Scholars Publications,U.S.|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.47 kg)|