The Strange "Laissez-Faire" of Alfred Russel Wallace: the Connection Between Natural Selection and Political Economy Reconsidered
The first section of this paper briefly rehearses Wallace's Darwinian credentials. The second section outlines Wallace's deprecatory views of orthodox political economy. The third section considers the suggestion that Wallace, despite these views, was nevertheless an "individualist". The fourth section casts some doubt on the other evidence in favour of a natural selection: political economy connection. The fifth section toucheson the sociology of knowledge issues raised by the case of Alfred Russel Wallace.
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