The "Survival of the Fittest" and the Origins of Social Darwinism

  title={The "Survival of the Fittest" and the Origins of Social Darwinism},
  author={Gr{\'e}gory Claeys},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={223 - 240}
  • G. Claeys
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
Remontant aux origines du darwinisme social inspire par Malthus au jeune Darwin et au jeune Wallace, l'A. examine les differentes sources de l'idee de survie du plus adapte qui apparait dans les doctrines sociales et politiques liees a la theorie de la selection naturelle. Mesurant l'influence de l'individualisme de Spencer, l'A. montre que Darwin n'a realise aucune decouverte revolutionnaire dans la theorie sociale, mais a formule le darwinisme social a partir de la structure preexistante du… 

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