Herbert Spencers Principle of Equal Freedom: Is It Well Grounded?
By George Bragues
This article appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of The Independent Review.
Social philosopher Herbert Spencer (18201903) found worldwide fame by promising to provide a systematic and complete scientific account of human reality, culminating in a moral code oriented around the principle of equal freedom. Although his attempted proof of this principle is fundamentally flawed, it is possible to remove its defects and make Spencers moral theory viable.
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