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Darwinism, war, and history : the debate over the biology of war from the "Origin of species" to the First World War

Author: D P Crook
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994
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While much has been written upon Social Darwinism, the historical impact of Darwinism upon theories of war and human aggression has been sadly neglected. This book is the first to study this discourse in depth. It challenges the received view that Darwinism generated essentially aggressive and warlike social values and pugnacious images of humankind. Paul Crook reconstructs the influential discourse of 'peace  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Crook, David P.
Darwinism, war and history.
Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994
XII, 306 S.
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D P Crook
ISBN: 9780511521348 0511521340 9780521444651 0521444659 9780521466455 0521466458
OCLC Number: 967418315
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 306 Seiten)
Contents: 1. The Darwinian legacy. --
2. The age of Spencer and Huxley. --
3. Crisis in the west: the pre-war generation and the new biology. --
4. 'The natural decline of warfare': anti-war evolutionism prior to 1914. --
5. The first owrld war: man the fighting animal. --
6. The survival of peace biology. --
7. Naturalistic fallacies and noble ends. --
8. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Darwinism, War et History
Responsibility: Paul Crook.

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