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Herbert Spencer and the invention of modern life

Author: Mark Francis
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ideas of the English philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) profoundly shaped Victorian thought regarding evolutionary theory, the philosophy of science, sociology, and politics. In his day,  Read more...

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Named Person: Herbert Spencer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Francis
ISBN: 9780801445903 0801445906
OCLC Number: 934234271
Notes: Incluye índice de nombres y materias.
Description: XIV, 434 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: A portrait of a private man --
The longing for passion --
The problem with women --
Feminist politics --
Culture and beauty --
Eccentricities : health and the perils of recreation --
The new reformation --
Intellectuals in The strand --
The genesis of a system --
Common sense in the mid-nineteenth century --
From philosophy to psychology --
On goodness, perfection and the shape of living things --
The meaning of life --
Science and the classification of knowledge --
The Spencerian foundations of liberalism --
Early Victorian radicalism --
Sociology as an ethical discipline --
Sociology as political theory --
Progress "versus" democracy.
Responsibility: Mark Francis.

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