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Spencer, Herbert 1820-1903

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Works: 2,678 works in 10,333 publications in 12 languages and 91,127 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Dedicatee, Other, Arranger, Honoree, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Photographer, Engraver, Performer
Classifications: HM51, 192
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First principles by Herbert Spencer( Book )

393 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862, the British philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) published this preamble to a planned series of publications on biology, psychology, sociology and morality. In it, he states that religion and science can be reconciled by their shared belief in an Absolute, and that ultimate principles can be discerned in all manifestations of the Absolute, particularly the general laws of nature being discovered by science. Spencer divides his text into two parts. Part I, 'The Unknowable', discusses early philosophical ideas that human knowledge is limited and cannot meaningfully conceive of God; faith must be the bridge between human experience and ultimate truth. Spencer refutes this as he examines religion and science in detail. In Part II, 'Laws of the Knowable', Spencer argues that religion and science can be reconciled in the underlying unity from which the visible complexity of the universe has evolved
Education: intellectual, moral, and physical by Herbert Spencer( Book )

373 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Publishers take pleasure in offering to the American public the present work on Education, by an author who is eminent among the pioneer thinkers of the age. The course of nature from the germ to the matured organism is through advancing complexity; how then can the best training be secured unless the order of unfolding, and the laws and conditions of growth be understood? The future of educational progress must depend largely upon such knowledge, and in applying a masterly analysis to the subject, and bringing to bear upon it the results of the latest science, the Author has performed for us a very important service. In this work is presented a thoroughly broad exposition of the general principles of Education. The Author's view is comprehensive; his mind, rich in analogies and pertinent in illustration, takes the widest survey, and is universal in its perception of the relations of subjects. There is no partisanship, but a catholicity which cannot be too much valued. While one urges the claims of intellectual education, another presses the requirements of a moral education, and a third insists upon the demands of physical training. All are of course important, but each may separately be carried too far; and there is great danger of this when the advocate limits his view to a single side: for these are not independent parts of our nature, to be cultivated singly, but reciprocally and vitally dependant; and he alone can speak with an authoritative voice upon this great subject, who recognizes their close relations, whose glance includes the whole field, and who harmonizes and balances the various elements so as to produce a healthy and symmetrical culture. This is the special excellence of Mr. Spencer's work, which is fitly commenced by a lucid and able estimate of the relative value of the various forms of knowledge. It is put forth in the hope that it will prove useful to parents, instructors, and school directors, and become a valuable addition to the literature of education"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The study of sociology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

393 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben tao shu xuan yi de zhu zuo, zai li qiu fan ying xian dai xi fang si xiang xue shu de du chuang xing yu si wei shen sui xing de tong shi, ye zhu zhong si xiang de quan mian xing ji qi nei han de qi di jia zhi. ben shu bao gua : wo men xu yao she hui xue yan jiu, cun zai she hui ke xue ma, she hui ke xue de xing zhi, she hui ke xue de zhang ai deng
The man versus the state by Herbert Spencer( Book )

200 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of biology. by Herbert Spencer( Book )

125 editions published between 1864 and 1966 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of sociology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

89 editions published between 1877 and 1975 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on education and kindred subjects by Herbert Spencer( Book )

104 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. The four essays on education which Herbert Spencer published in a single volume in 1861 were all written and separately published between 1854 and 1859. Their tone was aggressive and their proposals revolutionary; although all the doctrines - with one important exception - had already been vigorously preached by earlier writers on education
The evolution of society : selections from Herbert Spencer's Principles of sociology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social statics; or, The conditions essential to human happiness specified, and the first of them developed by Herbert Spencer( Book )

122 editions published between 1851 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Spencer on education by Herbert Spencer( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts and comments by Herbert Spencer( Book )

59 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the years spent in writing various systematic works, there have from time to time arisen ideas not fitted for incorporation in them. Many of these have found places in articles published in reviews, and are now collected together in the three volumes of my essays. But there remain a number which have not yet found expression: some of them relatively trivial, some of more interest, and some which I think are important. I have felt reluctant to let these pass unrecorded, and hence during the last two years, at intervals now long and now short, have set them down in the following pages. Possibly to a second edition I shall make some small additions, but, be this as it may, the volume herewith issued I can say with certainty will be my last"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On social evolution : selected writings by Herbert Spencer( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social statics, abridged and revised; together with the man versus the state by Herbert Spencer( Book )

69 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has seemed best, however, to leave them as they were; partly because the arguments remain equally valid though their data are altered; partly because substituting other illustrations would entail on me more labour than I can now afford; and partly because, even were the illustrations brought up to date, lapse of years would soon make them out of date. My first intention was to call this volume, or rather part of a volume, "Fragments from Social Statics," and afterwards, "Selections from Social Statics." Both of these titles, however, seemed to indicate a much less coherent assemblage of parts than it contains. On the other hand, to call it an abridgment is somewhat misleading; since the word fails to imply that large and constructively-important parts are omitted. No title, however, appears appropriate; and I have at length decided that Social Statics, abridged and revised, is the least inappropriate"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The principles of psychology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

90 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original publication of this volume drew Herbert into the epistemological debate with John Stuart Mill. It was to be of relevance to future psychologists, including William James, a pioneer of experimental psychology
Philosophy of style by Herbert Spencer( Book )

80 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. He exerted a great influence on literature and rhetoric, with his 1852 essay, The Philosophy of Style, explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering of the parts of an English sentence, he created a guide for effective composition. Spencer's aim was to free prose writing from as much "friction and inertia" as possible, so that the reader would not be slowed by strenuous deliberat
Illustrations of universal progress; a series of discussions by Herbert Spencer( Book )

57 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays contained in the present volume were first published in the English periodicals--chiefly the Quarterly Reviews. They contain ideas of permanent interest, and display an amount of thought and labor evidently much greater than is usually bestowed on review articles. They were written with a view to ultimate republication in an enduring form, and were issued in London with several other papers, under the title of "Essays; Scientific, Political, and Speculative," first and second series--the former appearing in 1857, and the latter in 1863. They are now, however, issued in a new form, and are more suited to develop the author's purpose in their preparation; for while each of these essays has its intrinsic and independent claims upon the reader's attention, they are all at the same time but parts of a connected and comprehensive argument. Nearly all of Mr. Spencer's essays have relations more or less direct to the general doctrine of Evolution--a doctrine which he has probably done more to unfold and illustrate than any other thinker. The papers comprised in the present volume are those which deal with the subject in its most obvious and prominent aspects"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
An epitome of the synthetic philosophy by Herbert Spencer( Book )

48 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of this volume is to give in a condensed form the general principles of Mr. Herbert Spencer's Philosophy as far as possible in his original words. In order to carry out this intention each section (ʹ) has been reduced, with but few exceptions, to one tenth; the five thousand and more pages of the original being thus represented by a little over five hundred. The Epitome consequently represents The Synthetic Philosophy as it would be seen through a diminishing glass: the original proportion holding between all its varied parts. Should this volume lead the general reader to a better acquaintance with Mr. Spencer's own works, I shall feel amply repaid for my labour. My warmest thanks are due to Mr. Spencer for his invaluable preface; and also to Miss Beatrice Potter, and Mr. Henry R. Tedder, F.S.A., the able and accomplished secretary and librarian of the Athenaeum Club, for their valuable suggestions while the work has been in progress"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Herbert Spencer and the invention of modern life by Mark Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was a colossus of the Victorian age. His works ranked alongside those of Darwin and Marx in the development of disciplines as wide ranging as sociology, anthropology, political theory, philosophy and psychology. His unique system of knowledge, which bridged the gap between empiricism and metaphysics, offered modern and scientific answers to questions about the meaning of life and made him a world philosopher of the late nineteenth century. In this major study of Spencer, the first for over thirty years, Mark Francis provides an authoritative and meticulously researched intellectual biography of this remarkable man
The social and political thought of Herbert Spencer by David Wiltshire( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of Herbert Spencer by David Duncan( Book )

6 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Herber Spencer

Herbert Spencer angielski filozof oraz socjolog

Herbert Spencer Brits filosoof

Herbert Spencer Englantilainen filosofi ja sosiologi

Herbert Spencer englischer Philosoph und Soziologe

Herbert Spencer English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist

Herbert Spencer filosofo britannico

Herbert Spencer herbert spenser

Herbert Spencer philosophe et sociologue anglais

Herbert Spenser

Herbertas Spenseris

Herberts Spensers angļu filozofs, biologs, antropologs, sociologs un politikas teorētiķis

Herbertus Spencer

Sibinsai 1820-1903

Spencer

Spencer 1820-1903

Spencer Erberto 1820-1903

Spencer H.

Spencer H. 1820-1903

Spencer, H. (Herbert), 1820-1903

Spencer Herber

Spencer, Heriberto 1820-1903

Spenser.

Spenser, Gerbert.

Spenser, Gerbert 1820-1903

Spenser, Herberṭ 1820-1903

Spensers, H. 1820-1903

Spensers, H. (Herberts), 1820-1903

Spensers, Herberts 1820-1903

Supensa

Supensa, Habato

Supenseru

Χέρμπερτ Σπένσερ

Герберт Спенсер британский философ и социолог

Спенсер Г

Спенсер Г. 1820-1903

Спенсер, Г. (Герберт), 1820-1903

Спенсер Герберт

Спенсер, Герберт 1820-1903

Херберт Спенсер

Хърбърт Спенсър

Һерберт Спенсер

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הרברט ספנסר

ספנסר, הרברט

ספנסר, הרברט 1820־1903

ספענסער, הערבערט

ספענסער, הערבערט 1820־1903

ספענסער, הערבערט 1903-1820

سبنسر, هربرت

سبنسر، هربرت 1820-1903

هربرت اسپنسر

هربرت سبنسر

هربرت سبنسر، 1820-1903

هربرټ سپېنسر

हरबर्ट स्पेंसर

হার্বার্ট স্পেন্সার

హెర్బర్ట్ స్పెన్సర్

ಹರ್ಬರ್ಟ್ ಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸರ್

හර්බට් ස්පෙන්සර්

ဆပင်စာ ဟားဗတ်

ჰერბერტ სპენსერი ბრიტანელი ფილოსოფოსი და სოციოლოგი

스펜서, 허버트 1820-1903

허버트 스펜서

スペンサー

スペンサー, H.

スペンサー, ハアバート

スペンサー, ハーバート

スペンセル

スペンセル, ハルバルト

ハーバート・スペンサー

斯本色

斯賓塞

斯宾塞 1820-1903

斯宾塞, 赫伯特

斯邊撒

斯辺撤

斯辺瑣

斯辺鎖

斯辺鎖, 波

斯邊鎖, 波馬爾土

斯辺鎖, 袍巴土

赫伯特·斯宾塞

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Education: intellectual, moral, and physicalThe study of sociologyEssays on education and kindred subjectsSocial statics; or, The conditions essential to human happiness specified, and the first of them developedFacts and commentsSocial statics, abridged and revised; together with the man versus the statePhilosophy of styleIllustrations of universal progress; a series of discussionsHerbert Spencer and the invention of modern life