This 3-volume book features a comprehensive collection of most significant scientific, political and speculative essays by Herbert Spencer. The first volume is made up of essays in which the idea of evolution, general or special is dominant.
- The Development Hypothesis
- Progress: Its Law and Cause
- Transcendental Physiology
- The Nebular Hypothesis
- Illogical Geology
- Bain on the Emotions and the Will
- The Social Organism
- The Origin of Animal Worship
- Morals and Moral Sentiments
- The Comparative Psychology of Man
- Mr. Martineau on Evolution
- The Factors of Organic Evolution
This was great PR and may keep all of president Biden’s problems off the front page for one Media Cycle. However, I read it as the beginning of the end for Zelensky.
If Biden told him how much he supported him then Zelensky is in big trouble. If he told him that he had made all the arrangements for Zelensky’s retirement that may be even bigger trouble. Whatever Biden told him it was most likely a lie.
This blog posting Recognizing The War Is Lost The ‘West’ Seeks An Exit provides a good description of the situation in Ukraine. A recommended read.
President Joe Biden slipped into Kyiv on Monday for the first time since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine almost a year ago, demonstrating in dramatic personal fashion his commitment to the country and its struggle as the war enters an uncertain new phase. — Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine for first time since full-scale war began, by Kevin Liptak
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Spencer has the advantage of being relatively free of academic cant? He was self-educated for the most part, wasn’t he?
I think you are right, Britannica says that his father, William George Spencer, was a schoolmaster which may have provided him with some home schooling. But for the most part he was self taught through his reading.
You are also right about the academic cant; however his writing is not an easy read.