1st Edition

Darwinism and Modern Socialism

ISBN 9781138192133
Published March 15, 2017 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

An adamant fan of Darwin, F.W. Headley attempts to argue the difficulties of believing in Socialism and Darwinism simultaneously and highlights issues which could prevent Socialism from being put into practice. Originally published in 1909, this study uses examples of communities in countries such as England and India to illustrate Headley’s key belief that societies only function well if they do not interfere with the fight for existence and natural selection. This title will be of interest to students of Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.

Table of Contents

 Part 1: Introductory;  1. Societies Animal and Human;  Part 2: Socialism in the Past;  2. The Family  3.The Village Community in India  4. The Russian Mir  5. The Village Community in England;  Part 3: The Growth of Individualism;  6. The Black Death and its Consequences  7. The Tudor Period  8. The Eighteenth Century;  Part 4: Modern Social Problems;  9. Natural Selection among Civilised Peoples  10. Industrial Competition and its Regulation by the State  11. Trade Unions  12. The Business Capacity of Governments  13. The Business Capacity of Municipal Corporations  14. Saving and Interest  15. National Debts  16. Local Indebtedness  17. Railway Finances  18. Accumulations of Capital  19. Great Trading Combinations  20. The Land Question  21. The Capitalist Class and the Labour Class  22. The Theoretic Basis of Socialism  23. The Power of the State  24. Socialism Tends to Destroy Itself  25. The Old Socialism and the New  26. Conclusion

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