Herbert Spencer and Social Theory
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Herbert Spencer and Social Theory

J. Offer

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eBook - PDF

Herbert Spencer and Social Theory

J. Offer

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About This Book

Herbert Spencer remains a significant but poorly understood figure in19th century intellectual life. His ideas on evolution ranged across the natural sciences and philosophy, and he pioneered new ideas in psychology and sociology. This bookcomprehensively examines hiswork and strips away common misconceptions about his sociology.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Introduction
  5. 1 Early Spencer: Influences and Ideas
  6. 2 Middle Spencer: Towards a Tapestry of the World
  7. 3 Later Spencer: Crafting the Principles of Sociology, and Losing Hold
  8. 4 Evolution and Mind
  9. 5 Mind and Society
  10. 6 The Social Organism
  11. 7 Militant and Industrial Social Types
  12. 8 Understanding Music
  13. 9 Sociology, Ethics and Well-Being
  14. Concluding Reflections
  15. Notes
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index