Darwin's Coat-tails

Darwin's Coat-tails

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This book focuses upon Social Darwinism, analyzing the concept, exploring its social origins, showing how people metaphorically sat upon Darwin's g to further their own campaign, justifying everything from capitalism to socialism, war to peace, race and empire Nazi-style eugenics.a€cEssay Nine* Darwin on War and Aggression Darwinism has often been blamed for encouraging the idea that humankind is ... The concept of natural selection, however derived a€” whether from aquot;pureaquot; scientific observation, from Malthusian social ... the idea that struggle and competition, violence, bloodshed and cruelty were the filtering mechanisms, crude, chancy, wasteful, ... The aquot;law of the jungleaquot; was offered as the harsh ruling principle governing not only animals in their habitat butanbsp;...


Title:Darwin's Coat-tails
Author: David Paul Crook, Paul Crook
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2007
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