Herbert Spencer
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Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Science
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Synopsis:
  • Programme of a System of Synthetic Philosophy (1862)
  • Attempt at a synthesis of human knowledge
  • Formation of order is a pervasive feature of the universe
  • The universe evolves towards a more and more complex state
  • Living matter originates from a common state, then it evolves into different kinds
  • Kant's a-priori knowledge is determined by evolution
  • "Survival of the fittest"
  • Human progress (wealth, power) results from the triumph of more advanced individuals, organizations, societies and cultures over their inferior competitors

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