Narissa F. Cueva 2. George, as his father was known, was the founder of a school that used unconventional teaching methods and was a contemporary of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles. Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. As a social Darwinist, Spencer helped gain acceptance of the theory of evolution which also became the basis for most of his books and teaching. Coined the phrase "survival of the fittest" Spencer was an agnostic who believed that the only way to gain knowledge was through a scientific approach. Herbert Spencer (Philosophy of Education) 1.
II. Herbert Spencer- Social Darwinism Education I. His father, William George Spencer, was a rebel of the times and cultivated in Herbert an anti-authoritarian attitude. Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, prolific writer, and advocate of education, science over religion, and evolution.He wrote four essays on education and is known for espousing that science is the knowledge of the greatest worth. Herbert Spencer 3.

… Accordingly, the ideas on education which he put forth more than fifty years ago have penetrated educational practice very slowly—particularly in England; but they are now coming to prevail in most civilised countries, and they will prevail more and more. George focused Herbert's early education on science, …



Herbert Spencer, in the essays included in the present volume, assaulted all three of these firm convictions. Spencer is best known as the origin of the expression " survival of the fittest ", coined by him in Principles of Biology (1864), after reading Charles Darwin 's On the Origin of Species . Herbert Spencer was born in Derby, England on April 27, 1820. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) was known as one of the leading Social Darwinists of the 19th century was an English philosopher and prolific writer 4. Theory of evolution Herbert Spencer was known as one of the leading Social Darwinists in the late nineteenth- early twentieth century America.