Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist

Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist By David Paul Crook, Benjamin Kidd Portrait of a Social Darwinist This is an intellectual biography of Benjamin Kidd a leading Social Darwinist in the years before World War I and a social prophet in the tradition of Comte and Spencer His first book Social Evoluti
  • Title: Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist
  • Author: David Paul Crook
  • ISBN: 9780521258043
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist By David Paul Crook, This is an intellectual biography of Benjamin Kidd, a leading Social Darwinist in the years before World War I, and a social prophet in the tradition of Comte and Spencer His first book Social Evolution, published in 1894, was an immediate and enormous success around the world In it, Kidd developed a collectivist form of Social Darwinism in tune with the values of ProgreThis is an intellectual biography of Benjamin Kidd, a leading Social Darwinist in the years before World War I, and a social prophet in the tradition of Comte and Spencer His first book Social Evolution, published in 1894, was an immediate and enormous success around the world In it, Kidd developed a collectivist form of Social Darwinism in tune with the values of Progressivism in America and the new liberalism in Britain By many it was regarded as the basis for a properly scientific sociology, and the combination of its claims to scientific methodology, with an emphasis on non rational forces as the agents of progress accurately caught the temper of its times Launched on his career as a writer, Kidd s subsequent books and journalism continued to exercise extraordinary influence His social imperialism , linking a bio political defence of empire with a programme of social reform, won currency in the Anglo American world at a time of expansionary fervour.
    Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist By David Paul Crook,
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      Paul Cook is Emeritus Professor in History at the University of Queensland, Australia UQ A graduate from UQ with First Class Honours in History, he has a PhD from The London School of Economics and Political Science LSE and a Doctor of Letters from UQ He has published widely in fields such as trans Atlantic political history, diplomacy during the American Civil War, eugenics, bio ethics, and the diffusion of culture.

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