Spencer: Political Writings / Edition 1

Spencer: Political Writings / Edition 1

by Herbert Spencer
     
 

Presenting Spencer's classic attempt to expose the flaws in socialism and to assert political individualism as the best way to guarantee social progress, this book will be interest to undergraduates and specialists in politics, political theory, social policy, sociology and history. See more details below

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Presenting Spencer's classic attempt to expose the flaws in socialism and to assert political individualism as the best way to guarantee social progress, this book will be interest to undergraduates and specialists in politics, political theory, social policy, sociology and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521437400
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Principal events in Spencer's life
Bibliographical note
Editor's note
The Proper Sphere of Government1
The Man versus The State59
Preface61
The New Toryism63
The Coming Slavery80
The Sins of Legislators106
The Great Political Superstition140
Postscript170
Appendix: Spencer's article of 1836 on the Poor Law177
Index182

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