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The First Darwinian Left: Radical and Socialist Responses to Darwin, 1859-1914

@article{Stack2000TheFD,
  title={The First Darwinian Left: Radical and Socialist Responses to Darwin, 1859-1914},
  author={David Stack},
  journal={History of Political Thought},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={682-710}
}
  • D. Stack
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • History of Political Thought
Myths, misunderstanding and neglect have combined to obscure our understanding of the relationship between left-wing politics and Darwinian science. This article seeks to redress the balance by studying how radical and socialist thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, desperate to legitimate their work with scientific authority, wrestled with the paradoxical challenges Darwinism posed for their politics. By studying eight leading radical and socialist thinkers — ranging… 
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