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In Defense of Herbert Spencer
By Max Hocutt
This article appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

In his introduction to a 1978 republication of Herbert Spencer’s long-neglected treatise The Principles of Ethics, Tibor Machan criticizes Spencer for rejecting of the doctrine of free will, advocating altruism, endorsing utilitarianism, and grounding ethics on human evolution. In all four cases, however, Machan’s objections are wrong or misplaced.



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Volume 12 Number 3
Winter 2008

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