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  1. Science and Religion at War About War: Michael Ruse: The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and Their Battle to Understand Human Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, Xiv + 261 Pp, $34.95 HB.Richard Weikart - 2019 - Metascience 28 (3):425-428.
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  • Dissecting German Social Darwinism: Historicizing the Biology of the Organic State.Paul Weindling - 1998 - Science in Context 11 (3-4):619-637.
    The ArgumentRecognizing that social Darwinism is an intrinsically varied and composite concept, this essay advocates an approach delineating the various intellectual constituents and sociopolitical contexts. It is argued that German social Darwinism has often had a sophisticated biological content, and that the prevalent notion of the state as a biological organism has drawn on non-Darwinian biological theories. Different social interests and programs, institutional structures, and professional interests have also to be taken into account. Alternative interpretations stressing Nazi vulgarizations of biology (...)
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  • The Holocaust: Conversion to Racism Through Scientific Materialism—‘The People Like Us Who Killed Jews’.Robert C. Walton - 1994 - History of European Ideas 19 (4-6):787-794.
  • The Holocaust: Conversion to Racism Through Scientific Materialism—'The People Like Us Who Killed Jews': I. Racism and Conversion.Robert C. Walton - 1994 - History of European Ideas 19 (4):787-794.
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  • Jakob von Uexküll and the Anticipation of Sociobiology.Boria Sax & Peter H. Klopfer - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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  • “Déjà Vu All Over Again”: Haeckel’s Embryos and the Combative History of an Evolutionary Icon.Donna Roberts - 2016 - Metascience 25 (3):429-432.
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  • Ernst Haeckel’s Alleged Anti-Semitism and Contributions to Nazi Biology.Robert J. Richards - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (1):97-103.
    Ernst Haeckel’s popular book Nat¨urliche Sch¨opfungs- geschichte (Natural history of creation, 1868) represents human species in a hierarchy, from lowest (Papuan and Hottentot) to highest (Caucasian, including the Indo-German and Semitic races). His stem-tree (see Figure 1) of human descent and the racial theories that accompany it have been the focus of several recent books—histories arguing that Haeckel had a unique position in the rise of Nazi biology during the first part of the 20th century. In 1971, Daniel Gasman brought (...)
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  • Marxism and German Scientific Materialism.Ian Mitchell - 1978 - Annals of Science 35 (4):379-400.
    Nineteenth-century German science was frequently involved in philosophical disputes and also in political issues. Most thinkers wanted their systems to be considered ‘scientific’, and Marx and Engels were no exceptions. However, they sharply distinguished their approach from that of the popularizing ‘materialist’ philosophers, Büchner, Vogt and Moleschott. In this paper we review the relation of Marx and Engels to these and other tendencies, both in ideas and in personal contacts, and show how they distinguished their ‘dialectical’ materialism from that which (...)
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  • H. G. Bronn and the History of Nature.Sander Gliboff - 2007 - Journal of the History of Biology 40 (2):259 - 294.
    The German paleontologist H. G. Bronn is best remembered for his 1860 translation and critique of Darwin's Origin of Species, and for supposedly twisting Darwinian evolution into conformity with German idealistic morphology. This analysis of Bronn's writings shows, however, that far from being mired in an outmoded idealism that confined organic change to predetermined developmental pathways, Bronn had worked throughout the 1840s and 1850s on a new, historical approach to life. He had been moving from the study of plant and (...)
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  • The History of Eugenics: A Bibliographical Review.Lyndsay A. Farrall - 1979 - Annals of Science 36 (2):111-123.
    The literature about the history of eugenics in Britain and the U.S.A. is reviewed. The review is prefaced by a brief outline of the origins of eugenics in Britain. The material surveyed is grouped according to whether it deals with eugenics generally, or with the relationships between eugenics and particular biological or social sciences, or with other subjects to which the history of eugenics is relevant. The review concludes with remarks about the significance of the subject and some suggestions for (...)
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  • Joseph McCabe: A Forgotten Early Populariser of Science and Defender of Evolution.Bill Cooke - 2010 - Science & Education 19 (4-5):461-484.
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  • Pascal's Syndrome: Positivism as a Symptom of Depression and Mania.Hiram Caton - 1986 - Zygon 21 (3):319-351.
    . The present study applies results and methods of psychobiology to intellectual history. Pascal's syndrome is a depressive neurosis associated with morbid effects of scientific certainty. The syndrome is characterized by self‐mortification and conversion experience that represses distressing certainties. The dynamics of the syndrome are assessed from Blake Pascal's psychosis. The ideation of the syndrome is evaluated by reference to the neurology of altered states of consciousness and the biogenic amine hypothesis of depression and mania. The evaluation yields a description (...)
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  • Rationality and Irrationality: Proceeedings of the 23rd International Wittgenstein Symposium, 13-19 August 2000, Kirchberg Am Wechsel. [REVIEW]Berit Brogaard & Barry Smith (eds.) - 2001 - Öbv&Hpt.
    This volume consists of the invited papers presented at the 23rd International Wittgenstein Conference held in Kirchberg, Austria in August 2000. Among the topics treated are: truth, psychologism, science, the nature of rational discourse, practical reason, contextualism, vagueness, types of rationality, the rationality of religious belief, and Wittgenstein. Questions addressed include: Is rationality tied to special sorts of contexts? ls rationality tied to language? Is scientific rationality the only kind of rationality? Is there something like a Western rationality? and: Could (...)
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  • Ernst Haeckel and the Struggles Over Evolution and Religion.Robert J. Richards - unknown
    If religion means a commitment to a set of theological propositions regarding the nature of God, the soul, and an afterlife, Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was never a religious enthusiast. The influence of the great religious thinker Friedrich Daniel Schleiermacher (1768-1834) on his family kept religious observance decorous and commitment vague.2 The theologian had maintained that true religion lay deep in the heart, where the inner person experienced a feeling of absolute dependence. Dogmatic tenets, he argued, served merely as inadequate symbols (...)
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