Biography of Herbert Spencer


Spencer, Herbert. Born in 1820. Utilitarian philosopher. Was for some years a civil engineer before engaging in literature. Going to London, he became initiate with George Eliot and G. H. Lewes, and in 1850, published "Social Statics. "He undertook a lecturing tour in America, in 1882, previous to which had appeared "Principles of Psychology," "First Principles," "Education," "Principles of Biology," "The Study of Sociology," "The Data of Ethics," "The Man vs. the State," and other works followed. Herbert Spencer died in 1903.