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Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England

Piers J. Hale
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226108490, 022610849X, 9780226108520 (e-book)
Contents
  • Introduction: The politics of evolution
  • Every cheating tradesman : the political economy of natural selection
  • A very social Darwinist : Herbert Spencer's Lamarckian radicalism
  • A liberal descent : Charles Darwin and the evolution of ethics
  • Liberals and socialists : the politics of evolution in Victorian England
  • Malthus or mutualism? : Huxley, Kropotkin, and the moral meaning of Darwinism
  • Of mice and men : Malthus, Weismann, and the future of socialism
  • Fear of falling : evolutionary degeneration and the politics of panmixia
  • Conclusion: Political descent : anticipations of the twentieth century and beyond
  • Afterword: Engaging the present.
Description
442 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-423) and index.
Technical Details
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