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The selection of the “survival of the fittest” (1988)


Description “Why did Darwin equate selection with the survival of the fittest, when to do so deemphasized the analogy with artificial selection while apparently associating Darwin--who shrank from controversy and disliked Spencer--with the latter's disputed social theory?”

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Authors & Contributors
DeSilva, Jeremy
Flach, Sabine
De Biasi, Marius
Wright, Jeffrey Thomas
Varno, Theodore James
Tabb, Kathryn
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Literature and Medicine
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of the History of Biology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Biology and Philosophy
Oxford University Press
University Press of America
Princeton University Press
John Wiley & Sons
Dept. of Continuing Education, University of Adelaide
Columbia University Press
Natural selection
Science and art
Science and religion
Darwin, Charles Robert
Mivart, St. George Jackson
Malthus, Thomas Robert
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
Great Britain
British Isles
United States
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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