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Is Darwinism Sexist? (<i>And if It Is, So What?</i>) Is Darwinism Sexist? (<i>And if It Is, So What?</i>) <i>Michael Ruse</i>

Michael Ruse

in A House Built on Sand

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780195117257
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195117255.003.0008
 Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?)  Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?)  Michael Ruse

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A major complaint of critics, especially feminists, is that Darwinism is sexist. It is argued that this criticism is based on very selective reading of the texts, and that for every sexist Darwinian there has been an ardently pro-feminism Darwinian. The implications of this for the nature of science are explored.

Keywords: Charles Darwin; Alfred Russel Wallace; Edward O. Wilson; Sarah Hardy; feminism; Darwinism; sexism

Chapter.  6078 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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