Herbert Spencer

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English philosopher and political theorist

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According to Wikipedia, Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, psychologist, biologist, anthropologist, and sociologist famous for his hypothesis of social Darwinism. Spencer originated the expression "survival of the fittest", which he coined in Principles of Biology after reading Charles Darwin's 1859 book On the Origin of Species. The term strongly suggests natural selection, yet Spencer saw evolution as extending into realms of sociology and ethics, so he also supported Lamarckism.

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What Are Herbert Spencer's Academic Contributions?

Herbert Spencer is most known for their academic work in the field of sociology. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of anthropology, biology, communications, philosophy, psychology, economics, and literature.

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