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Spencer, Herbert 1820-1903

Works: 2,526 works in 10,718 publications in 14 languages and 92,657 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Dedicatee, Arranger, Honoree, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Engraver, Photographer, Performer
Classifications: HM51, 301
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First principles by Herbert Spencer( Book )

427 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume is the first of a series designed to unfold the principles of a new philosophy. It is divided into two parts: the aim of the first being to determine the true sphere of all rational investigation, and of the second, to elucidate those fundamental and universal principles which science has established within that sphere, and which are to constitute the basis of the system. The scheme of truth developed in these First Principles is complete in itself, and has its independent value; but it is designed by the author to serve for guidance and verification in the construction of the succeeding and larger portions of his philosophic plan"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Education: intellectual, moral, and physical by Herbert Spencer( Book )

400 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,664 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 )

400 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four girls continue their mother-daughter book club, reading Maud Hart Lovelace's "Betsy-Tacy" books, but from unexpected blizzards to a sledding disaster, nothing goes as planned
Principles of sociology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

274 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Principles' first publ. 1876-96. Selections edited by Stanislav Andreski
The data of ethics by Herbert Spencer( Book )

254 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume Herbert Spencer covers the "data" of ethics (Part I), the "inductions" of ethics (Part II), and the ethics of individual life (Part III). He maintains that there is a natural mechanism--an 'innate moral sense'--in human beings by which they come to arrive at certain moral intuitions and from which laws of conduct might be deduced. Spencer adopted a utilitarian standard of ultimate value--the greatest happiness of the greatest number--and the culmination of the evolutionary process would be the maximization of utility. In the perfect society individuals would not only derive pleasure from the exercise of altruism but would aim to avoid inflicting pain on others. This volume was subsequently published (in 1897) as the first part of The principles of ethics: Volume 1." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The principles of ethics by Herbert Spencer( Book )

141 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition ... follows the text of the edition published in New York in 1897 by D. Appleton and Company." Includes bibliographical references and indexes
The man versus the state by Herbert Spencer( Book )

204 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new toryism.--The coming slavery.--From freedom to bondage.--The sins of legislators.--Over-legislation.--The great political superstition
The principles of biology. by Herbert Spencer( Book )

134 editions published between 1864 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

103 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 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 principles of psychology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

101 editions published between 1855 and 1926 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of society : selections from Herbert Spencer's Principles of sociology by Herbert Spencer( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

123 editions published between 1851 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Note to chapter IV" : p. [90]a-90d
Herbert Spencer on education by Herbert Spencer( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts and comments by Herbert Spencer( Book )

61 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call number of original: B1653.F34 1902.Master microform held by: DLC
On social evolution : selected writings by Herbert Spencer( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, scientific, political, and speculative by Herbert Spencer( Book )

130 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over-legislation. Representative government--what is it good for? State-tamperings with money and banks. Parliamentary reform: the dangers and the safe-guards. "The collective wisdom." Political fetichism. Specialized administration. From freedom to bondage. The Americans. Index, by F. Howard Collins. I. The development hypothesis. Progress: its law and cause. Transcendental physiology. The nebular hypothesis. Illogical geology. Bain on the emotions and the will. The social organism. The origin of animal worship. Morals and moral sentiments. The comparative psychology of man. Mr. Martineau on evolution. The factors of organic evolution.--II. The genesis of science. The classification of the sciences. Reasons for dissenting from the philosophy of M. Comte. On laws in general, and the order of their discovery. The valuation of evidence. What is electricity? Mill versus Hamilton--The test of truth. Replies to criticisms. Prof. Green's explanations. The philosophy of style. Use and beauty. The sources of architectural types. Gracefulness. Personal beauty. The origin and function of music. The physiology of laughter.--III. Manners and fashion. Railway morals and railway policy. The morals of trade. Prison-ethics. The ethics of Kant. Absolute political ethics
Social statics, abridged and revised; together with the man versus the state by Herbert Spencer( Book )

71 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eventually, it became manifest that the warning given did not prevent misinterpretations of my later beliefs; and, therefore, ten years ago, after all copies of the third edition had been sold, I resolved not again to import a supply to meet the still continued demand. As, however, the fundamental idea enunciated, and many of the deductions have survived in me, I have all along intended that these should be put in a permanently accessible form; and in 1890 at leisure times I went through the work, erasing some portions, abridging others, and subjecting the whole to a careful verbal revision. Its purely systematic division is now replaced by Part IV. of The Principles of Ethics: Justice--a part in which the ethical doctrine originally set forth, in an imperfect form, is freed from its crudities and made scientifically coherent
Illustrations of universal progress; a series of discussions by Herbert Spencer( Book )

55 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and held by 427 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)
The man versus the state : with six essays on government, society, and freedom by Herbert Spencer( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of style by Herbert Spencer( Book )

31 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in English and held by 318 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
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Herber Spencer

Herbert Spencer angielski filozof oraz socjolog

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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 Filsuf asal Inggris

Herbert Spencer herbert spenser

Herbert Spencer Naturalista, filósofo, psicólogo, antropólogo y sociólogo inglés.

Herbert Spencer philosophe et sociologue anglais

Herbert Spenser

Herbertas Spenseris

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

Herbertus Spencer

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Spencer Erberto 1820-1903

Spencer H.

Spencer H. 1820-1903

Spencer, H. (Herbert), 1820-1903

Spencer Herber

Spencer, Heriberto 1820-1903


Spenser, Gerbert.

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Spensers, H. (Herberts), 1820-1903

Spensers, Herberts 1820-1903


Supensa, Habato


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

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스펜서, 허버트 1820-1903

허버트 스펜서


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, ハルバルト




斯宾塞 1820-1903

斯宾塞, 赫伯特





斯辺鎖, 波

斯邊鎖, 波馬爾土

斯辺鎖, 袍巴土


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