Herbert Spencer: Critical Assessments, Volume 2

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John Offer
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Philosophy - 1669 pages
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A four volume collection of selected assessment of the work of Herbert Spencer. The collection contains journal articles, reviews and excerpts from books dating from 1867 to 2000. The volumes are organized under the following subject headings: Volume I: General Assessment of Herbert Spencer's Work and Impact. Volume II: Spencer, Darwin and Social Darwinism. Spencer, Comte, Tönnies and Durkheim. The Theory of Evolution and Social Change. Volume III: Conseptions of Society. Spencer, Psychology and Evolution. Spencer, Ethics and Evolution. Volume IV: Political Aspects of Social Evolution. Women, the Family, Children and Welfare.

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Contents

Spencer Darwin and Social Darwinism
1
The Evolutionary Theories of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer Derek Freeman
5
Spencer Darwin and the Question of Reciprocal Influence Valerie A Haines
70
Evolution and the Human Sciences Stephen Toulmin
90
Darwin and Social Theory Kenneth E Bock
120
A Definition R J Halliday
133
Darwin and Social Darwinism James Allen Rogers
149
History or Histrionics? Robert C Bannister
165
Durkheim and Spencer Peter A Corning
307
A Theoretical Note Jonathan H Turner
330
Herbert Spencer Robert G Perrin
339
The Theory of Evolution and Social Change
361
Young
378
Herbert Spencer Robert L Carneiro
441
Valerie A Haines
471
Miller
499

Social Darwinism Raymond Williams
186
Spencer Comte Tönnies and Durkheim
199
Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer John C Greene
203
Herbert Spencer and the Spectre of Comte Sydney Eisen
227
Tönnies and Spencer John Offer
245
Durkheims Response to Spencer Robert Alun Jones
267
Durkheims Misrepresentation of Spencer Robert G Perrin
287
A Reply to Perrin Robert Alun Jones
296
Herbert Spencers Four Theories of Social Evolution
508
The Historicist as a Failed Prophet
528
A Reply to Ellen Frankel Paul
548
Second Thoughts A Response to Michael
556
Reconsidered Robert Dingwall and Michael D King
645
Herbert Spencers Models
660
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