For the second week in the Galapagos, I will be participating in the conference on "Evolution, the Human Sciences, and Liberty" sponsored by the Mont Pelerin Society. My paper is on "The Evolution of Darwinian Liberalism." Much of the material in this paper comes from various posts on this blog. Here's a summary statement of my argument:
Liberalism depends on the idea that social life is a largely spontaneous order that emerges unintentionally from the interactions of individuals pursuing their individual ends. Darwinian evolutionary science sustains this liberal idea in five ways.