Determinist theories and politics : the example of social Darwinism
My thesis is that in modern societies where the degree of mass participation in politics is greater than ever before and where the level of popular education is correspondingly higher, determinist theories have acquired considerable importance, both for the publicist and for the social scientist, as one means of justifying public policy. This essay is primarily an examination of the nature and function of one such determinant theory, namely, Social Darwinism, and secondarily an attempt to...[Show more]
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