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Darwinism and the American intellectual.

Raymond Jackson Wilson

Darwinism and the American intellectual.

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Published by Dorsey Press in Homewood, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.,
  • Evolution.,
  • Philosophy, American.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Dorsey series in American history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB818 .W67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination210 p.
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5545404M
    LC Control Number67023773
    OCLC/WorldCa369595

    Social Darwinism and American Laissez-faire Capitalism British philosopher Herbert Spencer went a step beyond Darwin's theory of evolution and applied it to the development of human society. In the late s, many Americans enthusiastically embraced Spencer's "Social Darwinism" to justify laissez-faire, or unrestricted, capitalism.   “A book that is in many ways a model of its kind Mr. Hofstadter is compact, lucid, informed, vigorous If you really want to know why and how some of the contradictions in American social thought came into being, Social Darwinism is as excellent a study as you can hope to find.” —The New York Times.   Works of intellectual history come in a few varieties. There’s the Salon Book, the story of a like-minded clique coming together to develop a Author: Carlos Lozada.


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Darwinism and the American intellectual. Homewood, Ill., Dorsey Press, Darwinism and the American intellectual by Raymond Jackson Wilson; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American Philosophy, Evolution, Influence; People:.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: 1. Darwinism as a scientific theory --Introduction --Professor Agassiz on the origin of species / Louis Agassiz --Review of Darwin's theory on the origin of species / Asa Gray The religious issue --Introduction --What is Darwinism?/ Charles Hodge --Evolution / James.

Darwinism and the American intellectual: An anthology (American society and culture) by Jackson, Wilson, R. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Social Darwinism is a loose set of ideologies that emerged in the late s in which Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was used to. "The most systematic and comprehensive effort yet made to assess the role played by Darwinian ideas in the writings of English-speaking social theorists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries." --Isis "In seeking to set the record straight, Bannister cuts through the amalgam with an intellectual shredder, exposing the illogic and incompatibility.

The original,edition of this book essentially brought the term "Social Darwinism" into the language; it had appeared in occasional journal papers, etc., ever since the basic philosophy had been put forward by UK philosopher Herbert Spencer in the years starting fractionally before the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species (), but /5(12).

The first book by Richard Hofstadter, the leading historian of his generation (and, decades ago, my Ph.D. supervisor), was “Social Darwinism. Richard Hofstadter (August 6, – Octo ) was an American historian and public intellectual of the midth century.

Hofstadter was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia ing his earlier communist approach to history, in the s he came closer to the concept of "consensus history", and was epitomized by some of his Alma mater: University at Buffalo, Columbia University.

Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as 3/5(1).

(shelved 1 time as social-darwinism) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving. (London, ) saw his book as an attack upon "Social Darwinism." The Athenaeum, 1 (), The term also appeared in J.

Novikov's La Critique du darwinisme social (Paris, ). Wilson, Darwinism and the American Intellectual (Homewood, ), Darwinism as a Scientific Theory: Professor Agassiz on the Origin of Species.

Louis Agassiz - - In Raymond Jackson Wilson (ed.), Darwinism and the American Intellectual. Homewood, Ill., Dorsey ries: American Philosophy, Misc in. Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (–) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and called Darwinian theory, it originally included the broad concepts.

Darwinism argued the theory of evolution; that the human species had evolved from earlier forms of life through a process called "naturally selection". What impact did Darwinism have on American intellectual life in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

When Darwinism first appeared upon the American scene, the country was engrossed in great political issues, and the gathering clouds of the slavery storm overshadowed intellectual interests.

In Junewhile the English reading public was agog over Huxley’s clash with Wilberforce, Americans were taking the measure of the new Republican. Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design.

Questions whether Darwin's theory of natural selection really shook our fundamental beliefs, or whether they served to transform and illuminate our views. On "Darwinism" How a great name was turned into a slander To find the intellectual roots of that transformation, one need look no further than a essay by one of America’s greatest Author: Kenneth Miller.

When All the Gods Trembled narrates the drama of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial", and describes the varied attempts by early 20th century Americans to accommodate Darwinism into their religious traditions. Conkin's sweeping narrative about this complex relationship is destined to change the way.

Charles Darwin. The history of evolutionary thought in the U.S. contains some surprises. by Robert Throckmorton. CYNTHIA EAGLE RUSSETT, a lecturer in American History at Yale, has written a book Darwin in America; the Intellectual Response, (Freeman ), which demonstrates that far from making a solid, fundamentalist assault on Darwin’s.

The book is a crisp and handy guide to the story of American religious belief in the early part of the twentieth century. Journal of American History. Three stars important.

Vol. 10 Issue 2 July/August Science and SpiritPrice: $   Darwinism Comes to America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $ (cloth); $ (paperbound). The first thing readers of this journal will want to know is that this book is not another broad survey of the impact.

The moral of the story of the American conflict between Darwinism and creationism is twofold. First, it alerts us to the fact that conflicts of ideas are rarely merely intellectual. If there were some essential incompatibility between religion and science, it would be felt in the same way in all times and in all places.

All journal articles featured in Intellectual History Review vol 30 issue 3. Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory & the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought & political action.

Theorists such as Herbert Spencer & Wm Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as/5.

38 T.C. Leonard / Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 71 () 37–51 Today Darwinism enjoys enormous prestige and influence, arguably more than at any time since the publication of the Origin of Species,yetsocial Darwinism, in marked contrast, today functions as an omnibus term of abuse, enough that essentially no one has ever self-applied the term.

“From Man to Ape is first and foremost a fascinating read and a mine of details about the history of Argentina and the development of scientific (and scientistic) thinking there, but it is also much more. It tracks the reception of Darwinian theory in an area ‘peripheral’ to Western Europe, and in so doing gives us in essence a Darwinian history of Darwinism, demonstrating how the tropes.

Hawkins is keen to vindicate the essential theme, argument, and insights of the Columbia historian Richard Hofstadter’s great book, Social Darwinism in Author: M. Aeschliman. Introduction: Darwinism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design 1. Darwinism and the Dogma of Separate Creations: The Responses of American Naturalists to Evolution 2.

Creating Creationism: Meaning and Used since the Age of Agassiz 3. Darwinism in the American South: From the Early s to the Late s 4. The Scopes Trial: History and Legend 5. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Interestingly, a contemporary of Dodel, the famous American anti-evolutionist William Jennings Bryan, “was largely motivated by concern over the moral implications of Darwinism.

As a pacifist, Bryan was outraged by the Darwinian rhetoric of German militarists, whom he held responsible for the outbreak of World War I” (p. Social Darwinism is any of various theories of society which emerged in the United Kingdom, North America, and Western Europe in the s, claiming to apply biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to sociology and politics.

Social Darwinists argue that the strong should see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see their wealth and. Social Darwinism in American Politics Essays; following the Civil War as the United States was changing from a primarily agricultural to an industrialized nation the American intellectual landscapes were changing in equally important ways.

New ideas in the worlds of literature, science and philosophy were having great impact on intellectual. Darwinism Comes to America] offers major new insights for our understanding of how America responded to Darwin.

” —Peter J. Bowler, Science “ In this short, but pithy, book, historian Ronald L. Numbers documents the reception of Darwinism in America, both within scientific circles and among the general public Numbers does a superb job of detailing Adventist, Holiness, and.

From Eve to Evolution provides the first full-length study of American women’s responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement. Kimberly A. Hamlin reveals how a number of nineteenth-century women, raised on the idea that Eve’s sin forever fixed women’s subordinate status, embraced Darwinian.

Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection with Some of Its Applications is an book on biological evolution by Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection together with Charles was a book Wallace wrote as a defensive response to the scientific critics of natural selection.

Of all Wallace's books, it is cited by. I was blown away by this book when I first read it, back in the s. And I give it three stars because it did introduce me to many of the ideas and thinkers Hofstadter highlights. But I can't give it more than that.

Hofstadter overstates the significance of social Darwinism. It wasn't the whole of the case for laissez-faire economics. The Present Book Is A Comprehensive And Critical Analysis Of The Context, Content, As Well As The Contemporary Relevance Of Social Darwinism Which Has Been Quite Instrumental In Evolving The Concept Of Society As A Functional Unity As Well As The Cross-Cultural Methods Of Comparative Study And Analysis Of Social Problems.

About Social Darwinism in American Thought. Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the .Readers may wonder whether another book about the Scopes trial is needed in the wake of Edward J. Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Summer of the Gods (New York, ). Paul Conkin's When All the Gods Trembled, however, is a very different kind of work."Social Darwinism, a popular topic in the 19th and early 20th centuries,” reported the Associated Press on April 5, “is making its way into modern American politics.” The news peg for the.