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

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

Label
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  • In this book, a renowned bioethicist argues that the political left must radically revise its outdated view of human nature.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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Singer, Peter
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
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) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the left got Darwin wrong
  • p. 19.
  • The
  • dream of perfectibility
  • p. 24.
  • Old tunes keep coming back
  • p. 28.
  • 2.
  • Can the Left Accept a Darwinian View of Human Nature?
  • p. 31.
  • 1.
  • Unpopular ideas
  • p. 31.
  • What is fixed and what is variable in human nature?
  • p. 35.
  • How can reformers learn from Darwin?
  • p. 40.
  • 3.
  • Competition or Cooperation?
  • p. 44.
  • Building a more cooperative society
  • Politics and Darwinism
  • p. 44.
  • The
  • prisoner's dilemma
  • p. 47.
  • Learning from Tit for Tat
  • p. 51.
  • 4.
  • From Cooperation to Altruism?
  • p. 54.
  • The
  • p. 10.
  • puzzle of the evolution of altruism
  • p. 54.
  • Status for what?
  • p. 58.
  • 5.
  • A
  • Darwinian Left for Today and Beyond
  • p. 60
  • The
  • right-wing takeover
  • p. 10.
  • Facts and values
  • p. 12.
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
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) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How the left got Darwin wrong
  • p. 19.
  • The
  • dream of perfectibility
  • p. 24.
  • Old tunes keep coming back
  • p. 28.
  • 2.
  • Can the Left Accept a Darwinian View of Human Nature?
  • p. 31.
  • 1.
  • Unpopular ideas
  • p. 31.
  • What is fixed and what is variable in human nature?
  • p. 35.
  • How can reformers learn from Darwin?
  • p. 40.
  • 3.
  • Competition or Cooperation?
  • p. 44.
  • Building a more cooperative society
  • Politics and Darwinism
  • p. 44.
  • The
  • prisoner's dilemma
  • p. 47.
  • Learning from Tit for Tat
  • p. 51.
  • 4.
  • From Cooperation to Altruism?
  • p. 54.
  • The
  • p. 10.
  • puzzle of the evolution of altruism
  • p. 54.
  • Status for what?
  • p. 58.
  • 5.
  • A
  • Darwinian Left for Today and Beyond
  • p. 60
  • The
  • right-wing takeover
  • p. 10.
  • Facts and values
  • p. 12.
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

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