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.