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Title: Buck versus Bell, czyli eugenika w Sądzie Najwyższym Stanów Zjednoczonych

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Title:

Buck versus Bell, czyli eugenika w Sądzie Najwyższym Stanów Zjednoczonych

Alternative title:

Buck v. Bell. Eugenics in the United States’ Supreme Court

Creator:

Machaj, Łukasz

ORCID:

0000-0002-7247-0138

Subject and Keywords:

eugenics   Supreme Court of the United States   Buck versus Bell  
Sąd Najwyższy USA   eugenika   orzeczenie Buck versus Bell

Description:

Kontynuacją tytułu są: Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis. Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem ; t. 34- ; ISSN 2300-7249

Abstract:

The article concerns one of the most infamous decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States Buck versus Bell. The verdict was based on the principles of eugenics and affirmed the constitutionality of the sterilization of “feeble-minded” persons. The rationale for this decision was the right of the society to demand certain sacrifices from its members in the name of common good. According to Oliver Wendell Holmes, who authored the verdict, the state has a right to stop “imbeciles” from reproducing in order to prevent the danger of the society’s slide into the “swamp of incompetence”. Individual autonomy and liberty, enshrined in the Constitution, does not include the right to produce “degenerate offspring”. The decision was deeply rooted in pseudoscientific eugenic theories concerning the genetic transmitability of “feeble-mindedness”. Today Holmes’ verdict raises a fully deserved moral outrage and is universally condemned as ethically odious.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Maciejewski, Marek. Red.

Date issued:

2009

Date copyrighted:

2009

Detailed Type:

czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)   artykuł

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:108395

Source:

PAd P 101182 II

Language:

ger   eng   pol

Relation:

Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3154. Studia nad Faszyzmem i Zbrodniami Hitlerowskimi, ISSN 0137-1126. 2009, 31, s. 421-427

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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WR U/PAdbg

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Apr 21, 2021

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Apr 30, 2020

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https://repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl/publication/117729

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