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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 March 1982
... on Social Darwinism in American Thought* in 1944 it has been common, using Goldman’s convenient terminol- ~gy,~to distinguish between Conservative Darwinists and Reform Darwinists. In her useful bibliographical essay on the reception of Darwinism in the United States, appearing as one of the essays...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (1): 089–109.
Published: 01 March 1973
.... To label Sumner a social Darwinist was in effect to say that his creed of free competition and laissez-faire was tantamount to the law of the jungle. Sumner thus joined other alleged social Darwinists-imperial- ists, militarists, and eugenicists-however much he might eschew their programs. He...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 200–233.
Published: 01 December 2005
... than a small handful of American business leaders or intel- lectuals were ‘social Darwinists’ in any sense precise enough to have a useful meaning.” 20. Both Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace regarded Spencer as the leading thinker of the late nineteenth century. Hofstadter ([1944] 1992, 33) says...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (4): 548–559.
Published: 01 November 1977
...- cized more harshly the “bourgeois Darwinists,” who wanted to trans- fer Darwin’s biological model to human society. The last letter of Marx quoted here and Engels’s letter to Lavrovl’ quite clearly show that Marx and Engels criticized every type of social Darwinism which glorifies...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (1): 19–47.
Published: 01 March 1990
... evolutionary thinking into the social sciences, and with the coming of evolutionary conceptions of society came the debate between Social Darwinist advocates of laissez-faire and those who argued that social evolution could and. should be guided by human intelligence. In the penultimate section...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (3): 429–469.
Published: 01 September 2011
... if he was no Darwinist; see Leon- ard 2009b). Militarists left and right found survival-of-the-fittest argu- ments useful for the defense of imperialism, while anarchist Peter Kropot- kin argued that nature could select for cooperation, as explained in his Mutual Aid (1902). Nature, said Kropotkin...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (3): 553–555.
Published: 01 September 1993
... “value-neutrality” to counter the attempts of Nazis, Marxists, fem- inists, and Social Darwinists to politicize social theory. They also used it to refute charges that sociology was just another word for socialism. For economists, value- neutrality served similar functions: shielding them from...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (4): 461–482.
Published: 01 November 1982
... caused him, in the years immediately preced- ing the publication of Capital, to express scornful criticisms of German social Darwinists such as Karl Mayer, Friedrich Lange, and Ludwig Buch- ner, who applied Darwinism to human society.* In the spring of 1873 Marx sent Darwin a copy...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 175–199.
Published: 01 December 2005
... in this volume, it would have been more accurate to use the term social Lamarckians rather than the term social Darwinists. For a nuanced treatment of the complications in interpreting nineteenth-century interpretations of Darwinism and its application to human society, see Paul 2002. 16. In focusing...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., waste the energy of the social 472  History of Political Economy 49:3 (2017) whole. As a Darwinian reformer—rather than a strict social Darwinist— Carver predicated survival value on the basis of a precise normative stan- dard of progress.2 Only when this standard is rigidly enforced by a public...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 535–536.
Published: 01 September 2015
... not conceal the sketchiness of the attempt to apply Darwinist concepts to modern life: “[Bagehot] is more careful to dwell on the contrast between the old and the new than to show how the one passed into the other or how the phenomena of the one shed light on the phenomena of the other.” Likewise...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 536–540.
Published: 01 September 2015
... not conceal the sketchiness of the attempt to apply Darwinist concepts to modern life: “[Bagehot] is more careful to dwell on the contrast between the old and the new than to show how the one passed into the other or how the phenomena of the one shed light on the phenomena of the other.” Likewise...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 541–543.
Published: 01 September 2015
... not conceal the sketchiness of the attempt to apply Darwinist concepts to modern life: “[Bagehot] is more careful to dwell on the contrast between the old and the new than to show how the one passed into the other or how the phenomena of the one shed light on the phenomena of the other.” Likewise...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 543–546.
Published: 01 September 2015
... at the level of “thoughts,” more by way of a programmatic hope than achievement. An obituary assessment by one of his friends, Robert Palgrave (1894, 80), could not conceal the sketchiness of the attempt to apply Darwinist concepts to modern life: “[Bagehot] is more careful to dwell on the contrast...
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History of Political Economy (1970) 2 (2): 205–224.
Published: 01 June 1970
... the field.7 One thinks of Newtonian and Einsteinian revolutions in physics, Darwinian and Mendelian revolutions in biology, Coperni- can and Galilean revolutions in astronomy, the demises of phlogiston chemistry and social-Darwinist anthropology, and so on. But eco- nomics is made of sterner...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (4): 563–604.
Published: 01 November 1993
... of these economists held different notions concur- rently to explain different aspects of competition. How can we account for this? The conventional route to understanding why Ely, in particular, was a reform social Darwinist and Sumner, in particular, a conservative so- cial Darwinist begins...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 549–551.
Published: 01 September 2013
...), and the AES membership included many prominent business people, including conservative social Darwinists such as David Starr Jordan. Eugenic argu- ments can also be found being made by economists such as T. N. Carver, Frank Fetter, and Frank Taussig, again none of them Progressives. These kinds...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 551–553.
Published: 01 September 2013
...), the first president of the American Eugenics Society (AES) was Irving Fisher (far from obviously a Progressive), and the AES membership included many prominent business people, including conservative social Darwinists such as David Starr Jordan. Eugenic argu- ments can also be found being made...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 553–555.
Published: 01 September 2013
...), and the AES membership included many prominent business people, including conservative social Darwinists such as David Starr Jordan. Eugenic argu- ments can also be found being made by economists such as T. N. Carver, Frank Fetter, and Frank Taussig, again none of them Progressives. These kinds...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 555–559.
Published: 01 September 2013
...), the first president of the American Eugenics Society (AES) was Irving Fisher (far from obviously a Progressive), and the AES membership included many prominent business people, including conservative social Darwinists such as David Starr Jordan. Eugenic argu- ments can also be found being made...