Definition of Herbert spencer
1. Noun. English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903).
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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"1870; WB Green, The Facts of Consciousness and the Philosophy of herbert spencer, New York, 1871; BP Bowne, The Philosophy o/ herbert spencer, ib. ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1904)
"London : Williams and Norgate, 190i. 2. Social Statics. By herbert spencer. London: Chapman, 1850. 3. A System of Synthetic Philosophy. By herbert spencer. ..."
3. A History of Modern Philosophy: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy from by Harald Høffding (1908)
"It will be interesting to note how the plan of this comprehensive work arose and matured.1M herbert spencer was born on April 27, 1820, at Derby. ..."
4. A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century by John Theodore Merz (1907)
"Mr herbert spencer is now for the first time deliberately making the attempt to found a philosophy." And in his 'History of Philosophy ' (3rd ed., ..."
5. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"herbert spencer ON SIR WM. HAMILTON AND THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE PREDICATE. IN his article on " The Study of Sociology " in the last number of the ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
".System of herbert spencer. 1. Astronomy. 1. Astronomy. 2. Physics. 1 3. Chemistry. / 2. Geology. 4. ..."