Darwin without Malthus: The Russian Evolutionary Thought

The first book in English to examine in detail the scientific work of 19th-century Russian evolutionists, and the first in any language to explore the relationship of their theories to their economic, political, and natural milieu.

This book addresses one episode in this drama by examining the crosscultural transmission of a metaphor in scientific thought. Specifically, it explores the fate of an expression—the “struggle for existence”—utilized by a member of one culture, the Englishman Charles Darwin, to explain his selection theory to members of a quite different culture, the intellectuals of tsarist Russia.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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