Compare And Contrast Social Darwinism In Thomas Hobbes

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A variety of hypotheses of social evolution and cultural evolution were not uncommon in Europe. The Enlightenment thinkers who preceded Darwin, often argued that societies progressed through stages of increasing development. Other enlightenment thinkers also emphasized that conflict was an inherent feature of social life. In Thomas Hobbes's 17th century portrayal of the state of nature, it seems to parallel the competition for natural resources described in Darwin’s book. The theory of social Darwinism was very notable at the time because unlike other theories of social change it drew from Darwin's distinctive ideas from the field of biology into social studies.
Darwin believed that the struggle for natural resources allowed for individuals
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