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Book Title: Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|
The author of the book: Herbert Spencer
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 793 KB
Edition: Howard Press
Date of issue: March 15th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781406703504
Read full description of the books Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects:This volume book contains a collection of philosophical essays written by Herbert Spencer. The essays contained within this book were originally published in the 'Westminster Review', the 'North British Review', and the 'British Quarterly Review'. They include: Educational: Intellectual, Moral, and Physical, What Knowledge is of Most Worthy, Intellectual Education, Moral Education, Physical Education, Progress: It s Law and Cause, On Manners and Fashion, and more. This fantastic collection is highly recommended for those with a keen interest in nineteenth century philosophy, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Spencer s work. Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was an esteemed English philosopher, anthropologist, biologist, and sociologist. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author."
Read information about the authorHerbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.
Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. He was "an enthusiastic exponent of evolution" and even "wrote about evolution before Darwin did." As a polymath, he contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics, religion, anthropology, economics, political theory, philosophy, literature, biology, sociology, and psychology. During his lifetime he achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia. "The only other English philosopher to have achieved anything like such widespread popularity was Bertrand Russell, and that was in the 20th century." Spencer was "the single most famous European intellectual in the closing decades of the nineteenth century" but his influence declined sharply after 1900; "Who now reads Spencer?" asked Talcott Parsons in 1937.
Spencer is best known for coining the expression "survival of the fittest", which he did in Principles of Biology (1864), after reading Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. This term strongly suggests natural selection, yet as Spencer extended evolution into realms of sociology and ethics, he also made use of Lamarckism.
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