PHI 110

Philosophy, Individuals & Society | Spring 2015

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Ruse selection on Social Darwinism

Ruse, Michael (1998). Taking Darwin Seriously: a Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy. Prometheus Books, pp. 72-93. DOWNLOAD PDF


  1. In what ways did Herbert Spencer misunderstand Darwinian evolution?
  2. Describe the ideas and themes associated with Social Darwinism.
  3. What is Hume's Law?
  4. What reasons are there for rejecting the idea that Social Darwinism supports the claims that what is natural is (morally) good?
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