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Darwinism and Social Darwinism

  • By: Michael Ruse
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The ideas of Charles Darwin about evolutionary biology have had a global impact on fields far from narrow concerns about the evolution of species. Darwinism can be described as a pattern of evolutionary thinking about social as well as scientific matters ...

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