Evolutionary Theory in the Social Philosophy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Hypatia 4 (1):102 - 119 (1989)
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This paper examines Charlotte Perkins Gilman's connection with the evolutionist ideas of late nineteenth century Reform Darwinism. It focuses on the assumptions that her language and use of metaphor reveal, and upon her vision of human social evolution as a melioristic process through which the equality of the sexes must finally emerge.

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