Herbert Spencer

Spencer at the age of 73 Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, and sociologist famous for his hypothesis of social Darwinism whereby superior physical force shapes history. Spencer originated the expression "survival of the fittest", which he coined in ''Principles of Biology'' (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's ''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. "The only other English philosopher to have achieved anything like such widespread popularity was Bertrand Russell, and that was in the 20th century." 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, 1820-1903.
Published 1943
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Fundamentos de la moral
Biblioteca Mayor
by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1891
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1917
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Principios de sociología
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
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El hombre contra el estado
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
Published 1960
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Abreviaturas de principios de sociología
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
Published 1947
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1896
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1952
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Los primeros principios
Biblioteca Mayor
by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1905
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1898
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1895
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1909
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1945
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1900
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1886
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1883
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1893
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1906
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903.
Published 1899
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