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The social and political thought of Herbert Spencer

by David Wiltshire

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903,
  • Social evolution,
  • Social history

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Wiltshire.
    SeriesOxford historical monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM22.G8 S78
    The Physical Object
    Pagination269 p. ;
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4559006M
    ISBN 100198218737
    LC Control Number77030202

    Beacon Press, - History- pages. 1Review. Social Darwinism in American Thoughtportrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers 3/5(1). Herbert Spencer remains a significant but poorly understood figure in 19th century intellectual life. His ideas on evolution ranged across the natural sciences and philosophy, and he pioneered new ideas in psychology and sociology. This book comprehensively examines his work and strips away common misconceptions about his sociology.

    Interpreting Herbert Spencer's political philosophy in the light of persistent criticism that it contains a fundamental contradiction between political individualism and social organicism, this work Read more. This rich and provocative study assesses Herbert Spencer's pivotal contribution to the emergence of liberal utilitarianism and shows that Spencer, as much as J. S. Mill, provided liberal utilitarianism with its formative contours. Like Mill, Spencer tried to reconcile a principle of liberty and strong moral rights with a utilitarian, maximizing theory of good.

    The Social and Political Thought of Herbert Spencer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ) is the most systematic on the topic. It is personally sympathetic, highly informative, but too conventional in its own theoretical perspective and evaluation. 2. 2 Mark Francis, 'Herbert Spencer and the Myth of Laissez-Faire', Journal of the History of Ideas, XXXIX (), pp. ; David Wiltshire, The Social and Political Thought of Herbert Spencer (Oxford, ), pp. Henry George could be associated with the more recent group, but.


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The social and political thought of Herbert Spencer (Oxford historical monographs) Hardcover – January 1, Cited by:   This book presents Spencer's classic attempt to expose the flaws in socialism and to assert political individualism as the best way to guarantee social progress.

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This book presents Spencer's classic attempt to expose the flaws in socialism and to assert political individualism as the best way to guarantee social progress. It will be of interest to both undergraduates and specialists in politics, political theory, social policy, sociology and : $ Social Statics [Herbert Spencer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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In his later years, Spencer often complained that his first major work, Social Statics, 2. had re-ceived too much attention. He saw this book as an early and flawed attempt to delineate his moral philosophy and, hence, as not representative of his more mature thought.

Yet, the File Size: KB. Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: or, The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, We shall be mistaken if this book do not assist in organizing that huge mass of thought which, for want of a ore specific name, is now called Liberal Opinion.” we shall look in vain for through libraries of political.

Herbert Spencer observes that class structures emerge in societies as a result of war and violence () Herbert Spencer on "the seen" and "the unseen" consequences of the actions of politicians () Herbert Spencer on the right of political and economic “dissenters” to have their different beliefs and practices respected by the state ().

In his view, as society evolves so also human thought and specifically the political thought. To sum up, Herbert Spencer attempts to apply the theory of evolution to all spheres of knowledge. The characters of human beings come under the influence of evolution. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wiltshire, David.

Social and political thought of Herbert Spencer. Oxford [Eng.] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2Political Thought in England to (London, ), Chap. 3 It should be understood that I am not concerned, in this paper, either with Spencer's evolutionary views in general, where they do not refer to society, or on the other hand with those many arguments for political liberalism in which he did.

Political thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the present day book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Political thought in. Herbert Spencer has books on Goodreads with ratings. Herbert Spencer’s most popular book is The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Governm. Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as Reviews: Herbert Spencer: Legacies explores and assesses the impact of the ideas and work of the great Victorian polymath Herbert Spencer across a wide range of disciplines.

In the course of the essays a significant re-evaluation of his influence on Victorian and Edwardian thought is provided. For many people the name of the English philosopher Herbert Spencer (–) would be virtually synonymous with Social Darwinism.

Not only did Spencer coin the expression ‘the survival of the fittest’ and apply it to social evolution, he was also instrumental in popularising the term ‘evolution’ in. Spencer’s ideas laid the groundwork for social Darwinism, but scholars say there was much more to the Victorian Age thinker than that Herbert Spencer introduced the phrase "survival of the fittest.

Spencer’s Early Interest in the Ideas of Freedom. Herbert Spencer was born on Ap in Derby, England. He came from a family of religious dissenters suspicious of and opposed to political denial of freedom of conscience, thought, and action.

As a young man, he made a living as a civil engineer during the railway boom in Great Britain. An illustration of an open book.

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In Spencer’s day social Darwinism was invoked to justify laissez-faire economics and the minimal state, which were thought to best promote unfettered competition between individuals and the gradual improvement of society through the “ survival of the fittest,” a term that Spencer himself introduced.

Political Institutions: Being Part V of the Principles of Sociology. (the Concluding Portion Of, Volume 2. Herbert Spencer $. Herbert Spencer Yet in an attempt to convey his scientific ideas to the British public, Darwin borrowed popular concepts, including “survival of .Herbert Spencer. Herbert Spencer() was an English philosopher and prominent liberal political theorist.

Although today he is chiefly remembered as the father of Social Darwinism, a school of thought that applied the evolutionist theory of survival of the fittest (a phrase coined by Spencer) to human societies, he also contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics.Read this article to learn about the contribution of Herbert Spencer to sociology!

Herbert Spencer was born in Derby, England, on 27th April, He was recognized as one of the important social philosophers of the 19th Century.

He had exerted a profound influence in the .