Read a brief biography of this sociologist, one of the first to apply evolutionary theories to social structures. A photo is included.
Article describes the connection between the English philosopher had on the American businessman and philanthropist. Read about their influential meeting.
Read two works by Spencer, "First Principles" and "Man Versus State." A bibliography is also provided.
Find an overview of this English scholar's life and work. This guide presents a biography and an analysis of his contributions to the field.
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Bookstore presents this directory of works by and about this 19th century social theorist. Read excerpts of books and essays.
Discover a brief biography of the English social scientist, and read excerpts from "The Principles of Sociology." He describes his theories of evolution and society.
Scholar's theories of evolution were influential in the social sciences. Learn about the philosophers who influenced him, and find a short list of his writings.
Browse this directory to find books and articles by Spencer as well as writings that analyze his work. Biographies and library holding lists are also included.
Series of lecture slides provide visual overviews of this English's scholar's ideas. Learn about his views on Darwinism, organicism, and eugenics.
Learn about this scholar's applications of the theory of evolution to sociology, philosophy, and psychology. This article discusses his major works.
Essay describes how Spencer applied scientific theories of evolution to the analysis of society. Find a quote from "The Principles of Sociology."
Discover a series of articles on the 19th-century philosopher's influence on libertarianism. These writings discuss his views on politics and the state.
Marxist library presents the complete text of this article, written in 1864. He compares the evolution of laws to scientific discovery.
Full title of this 1864 essay is "Reasons for Dissenting from the Philosophy of M. Comte." Spencer explains why he believes positive philosophy failed.
In this excerpt from Spencer's "Progress, Its Law and Cause," he describes his theory of evolution, which became known as Social Darwinism.
Encyclopedia entry provides an overview of this early sociologist. Read about his Social Darwinism theory and other applications of evolution to social science.
Series of articles on politics was first published in 1884. He discusses his fears of suppression of personal liberties by governments.
Essay published in "The Works, Volume 14," describes the social value of beauty. This copy is provided by a Japanese sociology professor.
Reference compendium presents this encyclopedia article on the work of this social scientist. Find links to overviews of his theories, including Social Darwinism.