Herbert Spencer

Spencer at the age of 73 Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English polymath active as a philosopher, psychologist, biologist, sociologist, and anthropologist. Spencer originated the expression "survival of the fittest", which he coined in ''Principles of Biology'' (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's 1859 book ''On the Origin of Species''. The term strongly suggests natural selection, yet Spencer saw evolution as extending into realms of sociology and ethics, so he also supported Lamarckism.

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. As a polymath, he contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics, religion, anthropology, economics, political theory, philosophy, literature, astronomy, biology, sociology, and psychology. During his lifetime he achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia. 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. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Spencer, Herbert
    Published 1987
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    by Spencer, Herbert
    Published 1883
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    by Spencer, Herbert
    Published 1978
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    by Spencer, Herbert
    Published 1945
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1924-
    Published 1995
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1976
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1886
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1896
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1970
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1945
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1871
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1877
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1893
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    by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
    Published 1894
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