Bernard Lightman: Herbert Spencer, his British Disciples, and Evolutionary Naturalism

Fri., Apr. 12, 2013, 12:30pm - , 2:00pm

Pavillon Paul-Gérin-Lajoie room N-8150
Bernard Lightman,  Department of Humanities, York University.
Herbert Spencer devoted his life to building a tightly integrated system of thought based on evolutionary theory. In this paper I will argue that his most important British disciples, attracted to different aspects of his thought, picked Spencer’s System apart and contributed to the rapid decline of his reputation

Supported by the UQAM Node.