Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects

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The Floating Press, Apr 1, 2009 - Education - 648 pages
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Although philosophers have been pontificating on education and pedagogy since ancient times, Victorian thinker Herbert Spencer's ideas about education proved to be instrumental in helping to shape modern thinking about teaching and learning. The four essays collected in this volume were particularly influential in helping to define the liberal arts curricula that would take hold in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A must-read for educators, homeschooling proponents, or anyone interested in learning processes.
 

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Contents

Herbert Spencer
4
Introduction
5
Intellectual Moral and Physical
23
PART I ON EDUCATION
25
What Knowledge is of Most Worth?
26
Intellectual Education
108
Moral Education
182
Physical Education
241
PART II ESSAYS ON KINDRED SUBJECTS
310
Its Law and Cause
311
On Manners and Fashion
394
On the Genesis of Science
470
On the Physiology of Laughter
581
On the Origin and Function of Music
603
Endnotes
643
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Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) was an English philosopher, political theorist, sociological theorist, author, and editor. He served in the later capacity for the "Economist" from 1843 to 1853. He is perhaps best known for applying evolutionary theory to social development and coined the term "survival of the fittest." His best known works are "Man versus the State" and the multi-volume "System of Synthetic Philosophy".

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