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035    (OCoLC)696331281|z(OCoLC)703152837 
037    289556|bPalgrave Macmillan|nhttp://www.palgraveconnect.com
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100 1  Offer, John,|d1949- 
245 10 Herbert Spencer and social theory|h[electronic resource] /
       |cJohn Offer 
260    Houdmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ;|aNew York :|bPalgrave 
       Macmillan,|c2010 
300    1 online resource (vii, 375 p.) 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Early Spencer: Influences and Ideas -- Middle Spencer: 
       Toward a Tapestry of the World -- Later Spencer: Crafting 
       the Principles of Sociology, and Losing Hold -- Evolution 
       and Mind -- Mind and Society -- The Social Organism -- 
       Militant and Industrial Social Types -- Understanding 
       Music -- Sociology, Evolution and Ethics 
520    Herbert Spencer's name is recalled today for his 
       expression 'survival of the fittest', but the range and 
       originality of his ideas on evolution and the nature of 
       social and individual life are not generally familiar, His
       many essays and his ten-volume System of Synthetic 
       Philosophy furnished cutting-edge thought for the second 
       half of the nineteenth century. This book argues that he 
       still deserves a place at the table reserved for leaders 
       in nineteenth century science and social and political 
       thought. He had a world-wide influence on the sciences, 
       liberal politics and radical movements, the arts, and 
       popular thought well into the twentieth century. Spencer 
       made no strong division between the study of man and the 
       study of life in general, : and in today's 'Darwinian' 
       world a careful and comprehensive reappraisal of both the 
       difficulties and the potential relevance of Spencer's 
       thought is overdue and to be welcomed 
588    Description based on print version record 
590    Palgrave 
600 10 Spencer, Herbert,|d1820-1903 
650  0 Sociology|xPhilosophy 
650  0 Social sciences|xPhilosophy 
650  4 1820-1903 
650  4 Philosophy 
650  4 Social sciences 
650  4 Sociology 
650  4 Spencer, Herbert 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
655  4 Electronic books 
710 2  Palgrave Connect (Online service) 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aOffer, John, 1949-|tHerbert Spencer and 
       social theory.|dHoudmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New 
       York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010|z9780230203792|w(DLC)  
       2010042859|w(OCoLC)559789060 
856 40 |3Palgrave Connect|uhttp://www.palgraveconnect.com/
       doifinder/10.1057/9780230283008|zeBook(Palgrave)