Herbert Spencer

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About Course

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and sociologist who lived in the Victorian era. He was an ardent promoter of the theory of evolution. He is widely regarded as the discipline’s second founding father and has been called “the British Aristotle.” He has studied and made essential contributions to many fields of knowledge, including psychology, philosophy, biology, ethics, and sociology.

This course explores his lifetime contributions to the field of sociology. In addition, this course attempts to provide a detailed analysis of evolutionary doctrine, social Darwinism, and organic analogy.

What Will You Learn?

  • Survival of the Fittest
  • Organic Analogy
  • Comte and Spencer Comparison
  • Evolutionary Doctrine
  • Functionalism
  • Phases of evolution

Course Content

Survival of the Fittest

Auguste Comte and Herbert Spencer

Moral Actions – Spencer

Types of Cooperation – Herbert Spencer

Society as a Thing – Spencer and Realism

Comparative-Historical Method

Value Free Sociology of Spencer

Criticism of Herbert Spencer

Sociology Plus