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Social Darwinism in European and American Thought, 1860-1945 Nature as Model and Nature as Threat

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ISBN-10: 052157434X

ISBN-13: 9780521574341

Edition: 1997

Authors: Mike Hawkins

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This wide-ranging study focuses upon the controversies surrounding Darwinism. It clarifies the nature of Social Darwinism and its relationship to the ideas of Darwin, Lamarck and Herbert Spencer.
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.09" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Defining Social Darwinism: Introduction: the identity of Social Darwinism
Defining Social Darwinism
The distinctiveness of Social Darwinism
The emergence of Social Darwinism
Herbert Spencer and cosmic evolution
Social Darwinism in the USA
Social Darwinism in France and Germany
Case Studies
Reform Darwinism
Races, nations and the struggle for existence
The eugenic conscience
Social Darwinism, nature and sexual difference
Nazism, Fascism and Social Darwinism
Postscript: Social Darwinism old and new: the case of sociobiology