Tags » Herbert Spencer

The 1898 Cambridge Antropological Expedition to the Torres Straits

Led by A.C. Haddon, with William McDougall, and C.S. Myers.
Prime/early example of a cross-cultural approach

The research (a) refuted Herbert Spencers hypothesis of “primitive superiority” in basic psychophysical and psychological functions as opposed to “higher functions” (b) wasn’t much difference between the “primitive” and “civilised”. 52 more words

History Of SP

Quote of the Day 10-20-17 (Repost for Trump fans)

(Graphic by Mr. Fish)

“The subordination of a nation to a man, is not a wholesome but a vicious state of things: needful, indeed for a vicious humanity. 43 more words


Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism is a term that emerged during the later half of the eighteenth century, adapted from Charles Darwin’s ideologies that all living things are engaged in an unrelenting struggle to survive and exist. 443 more words



This is the ninth in a series on Franklin’s moral improvement plan, the rest of the posts are available here.

JUSTICE: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 622 more words

Pale Lager

History Western Civilization 2: Lesson 100 Essay - (1) "Discuss two weak points of Karl Marx, and explain what's wrong with them." (2) "What were Herbert Spencer's views, as you encountered them in the reading for this week? Does he deserve to be called a 'Social Darwinist?'"

    One weak point of Karl Marx was that he thought the factors of production dictated the kind of society around you.  For example, people using hand mills would produce a feudalistic society and people using steam mills leads to a capitalist society.   257 more words

Ron Paul Curriculum

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior, Robert Richards

The three chapters of Robert Richards’s work we were to focus on for class dealt with how a few prominent Victorian thinkers — with a decided emphasis on Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer — integrated the theory of evolution with human morality and ethics. 481 more words

Summaries & Reviews

Notes on Darwin's Origin of Species

The nineteenth century was rife with cataclysmic changes in economics, technology, and science. An increasingly diversified market of goods and services, new inventions, and population shifts were just some aspects of the rapid innovation and progress made during the 1800’s. 985 more words

Environmental History