Herbert Spencer
#113 Overall Influence

Herbert Spencer

English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist

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Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, and sociologist famous for his hypothesis of social Darwinism whereby superior physical force shapes history. Spencer originated the expression "survival of the fittest", which he coined in Principles of Biology after reading Charles Darwin's 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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Royal College of Art
Royal College of Art

College in Kensington and Chelsea, UK

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#11 World Rank
Sociology
#39 World Rank
Anthropology
#64 World Rank
Biology
#69 World Rank
Communications
#79 World Rank
Philosophy
#123 World Rank
Psychology
#149 World Rank
Economics
#282 World Rank
Literature

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