a note about evolutionarity of social development
- Within professional philosophy, the times are neo-Darwinian, if not post-Darwinian (e.g., P. Godfrey-Smith, Darwinian Populations,ch. 8: "Cultural Evolution"), but even an orthodox Darwinian reading of social development does notsupport the Spencerian notion of social Darwinism. Philosopher Phillip Kitcher today provides a wonderful discussion of how it is that Obama was accurate in calling Republican ideology "social Darwinist": "The Taint of 'Social Darwinism'"
( http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/the-taint-of-social-darwinism/ )
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