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Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Dan Stone


Before World War I there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France, or Russia, as the debates over Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early modernism reveal. With the rise of fascism after 1918, these debates became more ideologically driven, with science and vitalist philosophy being hailed in some quarters as saviours from bourgeois decadence, vituperated in others as heralding the onset of barbarism. This book looks at several of the leading Nietzscheans and eugenicists, and challenges the long-cherished belief that British intelle ... More

Keywords: World War I, Britain, modernism, politics, science, philosophy, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, eugenics, intellectuals, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239871
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312694


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Stone, author