Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

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  • he wrote when the English state was beginning to engage in an increasing degree of interference
  • Mil''s era of liberalism was coming to an end, and new liberalism, inspired by Green and Gladstone was proposing the provision of equality of opportunity by the state

Key ideas:

  • he believed that human society was an evolving organism and therefore subject to natural laws of progress
  • he rejected the emerging notion that society is organic and that people are interdependent
  • he believed


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