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With and Without Galton

Vasilii Florinskii and the Fate of Eugenics in Russia

In this lucid and insightful work, Nikolai Krementsov argues that the concept of eugenics brings together ideas, values, practices, and fears energised by a focus on the future. It has proven so seductive to different groups over time because it provides a way to grapple with fundamental existential questions of human nature and destiny. With and Without Galton develops this argument by tracing the life-story of Florinskii's monograph from its uncelebrated arrival amid the Russian empire's...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2018
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 21 mars 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783745111
  • EAN électronique : 9791036525063
  • Nombre de pages : xxvi + 668 p.