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OTHER WORDS FROM Social DarwinismSocial Darwinist, social Darwinist, noun
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Cultural definitions for Social Darwinism
A theory arising in the late nineteenth century that the laws of evolution, which Charles Darwin had observed in nature, also apply to society. Social Darwinists argued that social progress resulted from conflicts in which the fittest or best adapted individuals, or entire societies, would prevail. It gave rise to the slogan “survival of the fittest.”