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  1. Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist.Robert L. Carneiro - 1981 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 5 (2):153-210.
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    Herbert Spencer's Principles of Sociology : A Centennial Retrospective and Appraisal.Robert L. Carneiro & Robert G. Perrin - 2002 - Annals of Science 59 (3):221-261.
    On the occasion of its recent centennial, we trace the remarkable history of Herbert Spencer's 2,240 page Principles of Sociology , the most inductive, systematic, and comprehensive study of human society ever attempted. Spencer's bold aim was to establish empirically and then to explain (after the manner of the natural sciences) the 'relations of co-existence and sequence' among social phenomena. The database ('mass of evidence') required was so vast that it was published as a separate work, some eight folio volumes (...)
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  3. The Culture Process.Robert L. Carneiro - 1960 - In Gertrude Evelyn Dole (ed.), Essays in the Science of Culture. New York: Crowell.
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    The Muse of History and the Science of Culture.Robert L. Carneiro - 2000 - Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
    Is history more than (in Boswell's words) a `chronological series of remarkable events'? Does it have a pattern? Is it fraught with `meaning'? Can we discern its trends? What determines its course? In short, can a substantial and coherent philosophy of history be devised that offers answers to these questions? These issues, which have intrigued -and bedeviled - historians for centuries, are explored in this thoughtful book.
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