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Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer

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A biography of Spencer that, through letters and research, gives a picture of Spencer's growth and development as a philosopher. The book includes correspondence with T.H. Huxley, J.S. Mill, Henry Sidgwick and Charles Darwin. The two appendices contain autobiographical pieces by Spencer.
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Overview

A biography of Spencer that, through letters and research, gives a picture of Spencer's growth and development as a philosopher. The book includes correspondence with T.H. Huxley, J.S. Mill, Henry Sidgwick and Charles Darwin. The two appendices contain autobiographical pieces by Spencer.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781313644396
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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Preface; 1. Family history and parentage; 2. Childhood and youth; 3. Engineering; 4. Literature wooed, but not won; 5. Engineering once more; 6. His first book; 7. A new psychology; 8. The unification of knowledge; 9. First principles; 10. Biology; 11. Sunshine and shadow; 12. Psychology and descriptive sociology; 13. The study of sociology; 14. Distaste for honours and ceremonial; 15. The secularization of morals; 16. Egypt and America; 17. A political creed for true liberalism; 18. Religious discussion; 19. The factors of organic evolution; 20. In defence of freedom and justice; 21. Altruism as a factor in social evolution; 22. Latter day controversies; 23. Completing the synthetic philosophy; 24. Congratulations; 25. Revision of Biology and First Principles; 26. Inorganic evolution; 27. His last book; 28. The close of life; 29. Characteristics and personal reminiscences; 30. Spencer's place in the history of thought; Appendices; Index.
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