Herbert Spencer: Social Darwinist?

Herbert Spencer, the famous 19th century philosopher, is often misrepresented as the father of social Darwinism and a precursor to the Eugenics movement. The idea of social Darwinism claims that Darwin's theories of biological evolution and natural selection can be directly applied to social organization. Those members of society that cannot survive should not survive, … Continue reading Herbert Spencer: Social Darwinist?

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