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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
Genre
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"In this book, a renowned bioethicist argues that the political left must radically revise its outdated view of human nature.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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Singer, Peter
Dewey number
320.53/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HM631
LC item number
.S56 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Darwinism today
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social Darwinism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Socialism
  • Human evolution
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human evolution
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Social Darwinism
  • Socialism
  • Die Linke
  • Darwinismus
  • Ethik
  • Politik
Label
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution, and cooperation, Peter Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-70) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
858861835
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 70 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300189995
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780300083231
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861835
Label
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution, and cooperation, Peter Singer
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-70) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
858861835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 70 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300189995
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780300083231
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861835

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