Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought

Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought

Robert Bannister


"The such a lot systematic and accomplished attempt but made to evaluate the position performed via Darwinian rules within the writings of English-speaking social theorists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries." --Isis "In looking to set the checklist instantly, Bannister cuts in the course of the amalgam with an highbrow shredder, exposing the illogic and incompatibility curious about fusing Charles Darwin's at the foundation of Species with Herbert Spencer's Social Statics... Bannister's familiarity with correct texts and their reception by means of modern social theorists, students, and critics on either side of the Atlantic is impressive." --Journal of Interdisciplinary heritage "A tremendous contribution to Anglo-American highbrow history." --Journal of yankee background

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