The Resurgence of Evolutionary Biology: Ethical and Political Implications

The Resurgence of Evolutionary Biology: Ethical and Political Implications by Terry Hoy

ISBN10: 073910263X
ISBN13: 978-0739102633
Author: Terry Hoy
Title: The Resurgence of Evolutionary Biology: Ethical and Political Implications
Publisher: Lexington Books (January 3, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1327 kb
Size PDF: 1284 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities

The Resurgence of Evolutionary Biology: Ethical and Political Implications by Terry Hoy



In The Resurgence of Evolutionary Biology Terry Hoy charts the intersection between political theory and the intellectual debate over human evolution. The book deals with the contemporary interpretation of Darwinism as an apology for racism, imperialism, and capitalism. Hoy argues that this perspective underlies the contemporary debates between proponents of both genetic and environmental determinants of behavior. In response to several leading thinkers in the field―principally Edward Wilson, Stephen Gould and R. C. Lewontin―Hoy presents the neo-Darwinian synthesis of Edwin Mayr as a mediation between these two schools of thought. This concise work is essential reading for scholars of political theory and philosophy, and anyone interested in seeking to understand the rise and fall―and rise again―of Darwinism and the contemporary political relevance of Aristotelian-Darwinian naturalism.

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