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SOCIAL DARWINISM. PRESENTED BY. YESEUNG JUNG SEONGPIL JUN JUNGWOO SON. DARWIN. FAMILY. Middle class in English family Deep interest in science Influenced by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin Entered Cambridge University Becomes clergyman. DARWIN. DURING HIS VOYAGE.

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social darwinism

SOCIAL DARWINISM

PRESENTED BY

YESEUNG JUNG

SEONGPIL JUN

JUNGWOO SON

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DARWIN

FAMILY

  • Middle class in English family
  • Deep interest in science
  • Influenced by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin
  • Entered Cambridge University
  • Becomes clergyman
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DARWIN

DURING HIS VOYAGE

  • The most momentous development in Darwin’s life.
  • Left London in 1831
  • Galapagos Island
  • Clergy natural scientist
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DARWIN

AFTER HIS VOYAGE

  • Wrote long statement about his theory
  • Letter from Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Published On the Origin of Species
  • Became famous
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Social Darwinism
  • A belief which states that the strongest or fittest should survive and flourish in society, while the weak and unfit should be allowed to extinct.
  • Social Darwinism was popular among
  • The theory was chiefly expounded by Herbert Spencer, whose ethical philosophies always held an elitist view and received a boost from the application of Darwinian ideas such as adaptation and natural selection.
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Social Darwinism
  • Herbert Spenser (1820-1903)
  • Relied on theories of evolution to explain differences between the strong and the weak
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Justification of Imperialism

Using Social Darwinism

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EUROPEANS>OTHERS

  • Targets
  • In Europe: Jews
  • In the United States: Black people
  • In Sweden: misfits, deviants, gypsies and others.
  • Racist Thinkers: identify racial groups based on skin color, bone structure, nose shape, cranial capacity and other physical characteristics.
  • Emphasizing superiority of Europeans
  • Race theorists reflected the European imperial dominance in the world.
discussion questions
Discussion Questions
  • Although Europeans appealed to their biological superiority to justify their dominance in their colonies, they weren’t “pure-blooded”. Why do you think Asians or Africans didn’t suggest their own pure bloods to fight back the colonialism?
  • Why do you think China, the nation with the strongest civilization with its technological advancements such as printing skills, and paper systems, didn’t start the colonialism?
  • Analyze the picture documents relating to social darwinism. (How Europeans justified their imperial)