The American Enterprise says Carson Holloway's new book, The Right Darwin, will appeal to liberals and conservatives who are tired of the ideological debate over Darwinism. Finally, something we all can agree on:
Although proponents of the new Darwinian conservatism strenuously attempt to prove the universal morality that Darwinism supposedly renders, Holloway contends that any human being of any ideological persuasion should see the insufficiency of Darwinism in providing any sort of moral grounding. Holloway says Darwinism understands morality as that which is “natural.” For Darwinism, what makes one feel good is natural. Therefore, what makes one feel good is moral. Acting in one’s self-interest also follows suit as “natural” and therefore moral. Clearly, problems arise here. A stable and flourishing polity requires more than self-absorbed individuals interested only in making themselves feel good.