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Darwinism and Modern Socialism

Series: Routledge Revivals

By: FW Headley(Author)


Hardback | Dec 2015 | #231556 | ISBN-13: 9781138192119
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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.


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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