Herbert Spencer and Social Theory

  • John Offer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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    Pages 1-26
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    Pages 27-61
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    Pages 137-160
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    Pages 196-222
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    Pages 223-252
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 328-375

About this book


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.


ethics evolution Herbert Spencer philosophy social theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • John Offer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterUK

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