Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought
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Robert C. Bannister
"In seeking to set the record straight, Bannister cuts through the amalgam with an intellectual shredder, exposing the illogic and incompatibility involved in fusing Charles Darwinís On the Origin of Species with Herbert Spencerís Social Statics.... Bannisterís familiarity with relevant texts and their reception by contemporary social theorists, scholars, and critics on both sides of the Atlantic is impressive."
"A fine contribution to Anglo-American intellectual history."
Robert C. Bannister is Scheuer Professor of History at Swarthmore College.
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