Political descent : Malthus, mutualism, and the politics of evolution in Victorian England (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Political descent : Malthus, mutualism, and the politics of evolution in Victorian England
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Political descent : Malthus, mutualism, and the politics of evolution in Victorian England

Author: Piers J Hale
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians of science have long noted the influence of the nineteenth-century political economist Thomas Robert Malthus on Charles Darwin. This book reveals that two evolutionary and political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: T R Malthus; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Thomas Robert Malthus; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; T R Malthus; Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Thomas Robert Malthus; T R Malthus; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers J Hale
ISBN: 9780226108490 022610849X 022610852X 9780226108520
OCLC Number: 859446639
Description: 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Piers J. Hale.

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"In his exploration of the crucial role of Malthusian thought in the evolutionary theory of liberal radicalism, Hale has provided scholars with a sort of sequel to Adrian Desmond's Politics of Read more...

 
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