The Principles of Ethics: In Two Volumes


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Though almost forgotten today, Herbert Spencer ranks as one of the foremost individualist philosophers. His influence in the latter half of the nineteenth century was immense. Spencer's name is usually linked with Darwin's, for it was he who penned the phrase, "survival of the fittest." Today in America he is most often admired for his trenchant essays in The Man Versus the State . But Spencer himself considered The Principles of Ethics to be his finest work. In the second volume, under "Justice," is his final ...

The Principles of Ethics: In Two Volumes 1978, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780913966334

In Two Volumes edition