Herbert Spencer

Life and Ideas

His past

Spencer was born in Derby, England on 27th of April 1820, the oldest of nine children, but the only one to survive infancy. he had little, and an informal education. His father was a school teacher but an unconventional man, so he didn't follow society and didn't school Spencer very much.


He argues in favor of evolutionary theory. Spencer was best known for developing and applying evolutionary theory. He is usually remembered for his political thought, primarily for his defense of natural rights.