In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Carl Degler

In The Search for Human Nature, author Carl Degler provides a sweeping history of the impact of Darwinism (and biological research) on our understanding of human nature, providing a fascinating overview of the social sciences in the last one hundred years.

status Copy #1 (4834): in
genre Hard Science ยป Anthropology
publisher Oxford Unversity Press
publish date 1991
popularity checked out 2 time(s)


  • By Bill Svoboda -

    Carl N. Degler was a noted leftist (and feminist!) historian. Unlike many leftists, he had no problem discussing, arguing and thinking about human behavioral traits which are- or might be -innate. This is actually “four and half stars” simply because it was published 28 years ago, but the writing is good and the history is still very relevant (as is the reluctance of leftists such as Noam Chomsky to address the issue of innate, inherited “human nature”.)

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