Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

Macrosociology: The Study of Sociocultural Change

Macrosociology: Four Modern Theorists

A Commentary on Malthus" 1798 Essay as Social Theory

Industrializing America: Understanding

The Evolution of the Future

Great Classical Social Theorists

In the Classical Tradition: Modern Social Theorists

Glossary of Social Science

Dr. Elwell's Professional Page

Herbert Spencer's Evolutionary Sociology
Herbert Spencer [1820-1903]

Spencer's Evolutionary Sociology
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Spencer's Major Works

In His Own Words

Study Guide

Macrosociology: The Study of Sociocultural Systems contains an essay on T. Robert Malthus and Spencer

Links by Spencer:

The Principles of Sociology

First Principles

The Man versus the State

The Proper Sphere of Government (1848)

Links about Spencer:

Too Awful to Read? Susan Jacoby on Herbert Spencer by Roderick T. Long

Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist by Robert Carneiro

The Origin and Context of Spencer's Thought

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The History of Economic Thought

Article by David Weinstein

Personal Reminiscences of Herbert Spencer by Grant Allen, 1894

A Short Biography


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