Herbert Spencer: An Estimate and Review

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AND so we come, at length, in our account of Spencer, to an attempt at a restatement of the sense of Spencer's formula. Spencer's own peculiar vocabulary is as chronic an incident of his books as his headsymptoms were chronic incidents of his life. Let us try, for the moment, to use as far as we can our own words, while still stating, as faithfully as we may, his case. Our words may be not as good as his; but change is often restful.

In the world at large, matter and energy (so Spencer points out) are constantly passing from one configuration or arrangement to another. As this ceaselessly takes place, particular things

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Herbert Spencer and His Contribution to the Concept of Evolution 7
  • II 46
  • III 76
  • IV 91
  • Herbert Spencer''s Educational Theories 121
  • I 123
  • II 148
  • III 172
  • Reminiscences of Herbert Spencer 187
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