Social Darwinism Linking Evolutionary Thought to Social Theory

ISBN-10: 0335202187
ISBN-13: 9780335202188
Edition: 2000
Authors: Peter Dickens
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Description: Social Darwinism is the extension of Darwin's evolutionary ideas to human society. It has been argued that the fittest in terms of physical and mental prowess are most likely to survive and reproduce. This text examines this idea.

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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Social Darwinism is the extension of Darwin's evolutionary ideas to human society. It has been argued that the fittest in terms of physical and mental prowess are most likely to survive and reproduce. This text examines this idea.

Introduction unpacking 'Social Darwinism'
Social Darwinism problems of direction, teleology, and progress
Evolutionary thought in contemporary social theory
Nature-culture dualism and beyond
New forms of 'Social Darwinism' the Bell Curve and its implications
An evolved human nature?
Social Darwinism towards a new synthesis
References
Index

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