A collection of 12 essays from the country's leading thinkers on welfare exploring the moral logic of and future hopes for the welfare state.
The Prince, part 7: Human nature
8th May 2012
In his book Darwin's Dangerous Idea, philosopher Daniel Dennett popularised the idea that evolution by natural selection was a "universal acid". The idea of evolution, he argued, ate its way through everything, destroying our familiar notions and convictions, leaving all transformed in its wake.