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On social evolution : selected writings

Author: Herbert Spencer; J D Y Peel
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1972.
Series: Heritage of sociology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Spencer; J D Y Peel
ISBN: 0226768910 9780226768915 0226768929 9780226768922
OCLC Number: 483486
Notes: "P 454"--Cover.
Description: li, 270 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The social statics: The search for an ethical code ; The evanescence of evil ; The first principle of ethics ; Social statics and social dynamics --
2. From progress to evolution: Population and progress ; Progress : its law and cause ; The social organism ; Evolution defined --
3. A methodology for social science: The need for sociology ; Sociology against history ; Methodological individualism ; Difficulties of the social science --
4. Evolution in general: The factors of social evolution ; The organic analogy reconsidered ; Societal typologies ; Militancy and industrialism ; Struggle in evolution --
5. The analysis of institutions: Ceremonial institutions ; Political institutions ; The truth of religion ; An ecclesiastical system as a social bond ; Joint-stock companies --
Labour in industral society --
6. The end of the century: Advice to the modernizers of Japan ; retrospect and prospect.
Series Title: Heritage of sociology.
Other Titles: Works.
Herbert Spencer on social evolution
Responsibility: Herbert Spencer ; edited and with an introduction by J.D.Y. Peel.

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