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a note about evolutionarity of social development

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  • Gary E. Davis
    Within professional philosophy, the times are neo-Darwinian, if not post-Darwinian (e.g., P. Godfrey-Smith, Darwinian Populations,ch. 8: Cultural Evolution ),
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2012
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      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/ )

      Gary


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