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The Resource A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution and cooperation, Peter Singer

A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution and cooperation, Peter Singer

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A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution and cooperation
Title
A Darwinian Left
Title remainder
politics, evolution and cooperation
Statement of responsibility
Peter Singer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, a renowned bioethicist argues that the political left must radically revise its outdated view of human nature. He shows how the insights of modern evolutionary theory, particularly on the evolution of cooperation, can help the left attain its social and political goals." "Singer explains why the left originally rejected Darwinian thought and why these reasons are no longer viable. He discusses how twentieth-century thinking has transformed our understanding of Darwinian evolution, showing that it is compatible with cooperation as well as competition, and that the left can draw on this modern understanding to foster cooperation for socially desirable ends. A Darwinian left, says Singer, would still be on the side of the weak, poor, and oppressed, but it would have a better understanding of what social and economic changes would really work to benefit them. It would also work toward a higher moral status for nonhuman animals and a less anthropocentric view of our dominance over nature."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Singer, Peter
Dewey number
320.53/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM631
LC item number
.S56 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Darwinism today
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  • Social Darwinism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Socialism
  • Human evolution
  • ((Die)) Linke
  • Darwinismus
  • Ethik
  • Politik
Label
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution and cooperation, Peter Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-70)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Politics and Darwinism -- Can the left accept a Darwinian view of human nature? -- Competition or cooperation? -- From cooperation to altruism? -- A Darwinian left for today and beyond
Control code
42780773
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
ix, 70 pages
Isbn
9780300083231
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99057179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42780773
Label
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution and cooperation, Peter Singer
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-70)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Politics and Darwinism -- Can the left accept a Darwinian view of human nature? -- Competition or cooperation? -- From cooperation to altruism? -- A Darwinian left for today and beyond
Control code
42780773
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
ix, 70 pages
Isbn
9780300083231
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99057179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42780773

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