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    Getting it Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.Kieran Egan, Herbert Spencer, John Dewey & Jean Piaget - 2002 - Yale University Press.
    The ideas upon which public education was founded in the last half of the nineteenth century were wrong. And despite their continued dominance in educational thinking for a century and a half, these ideas are no more right today. So argues one of the most original and highly regarded educational theorists of our time in 'Getting It Wrong from the Beginning'. Kieran Egan explains how we have come to take mistaken concepts about education for granted and why this dooms (...)
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  2. Egan, Kieran. Getting It Wrong From the Beginning: Our Progressive Inheritance From Herbert Spencer, John Dewey and Jean Piaget. [REVIEW]James S. Taylor - 2004 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 16 (1-2):190-192.
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  3. Non-factive Understanding: A Statement and Defense.Yannick Doyle, Spencer Egan, Noah Graham & Kareem Khalifa - 2019 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 50 (3):345-365.
    In epistemology and philosophy of science, there has been substantial debate about truth’s relation to understanding. “Non-factivists” hold that radical departures from the truth are not always barriers to understanding; “quasi-factivists” demur. The most discussed example concerns scientists’ use of idealizations in certain derivations of the ideal gas law from statistical mechanics. Yet, these discussions have suffered from confusions about the relevant science, as well as conceptual confusions. Addressing this example, we shall argue that the ideal gas law is best (...)
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    George Spencer Brown's "Design with the NOR": with related essays.Steffen J. Roth, Markus Heidingsfelder, Lars Clausen, Klaus Brønd Laursen & G. Spencer-Brown (eds.) - 2021 - Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
    George Spencer Brown, a polymath and author of Laws of Form, brought together mathematics, electronics, engineering and philosophy to form an unlikely bond. This book investigates Design with the NOR, the title of the yet unpublished 1961 typescript by Spencer Brown. The typescript formed through the author's experiences as technical engineer and developer of a new form of switching algebra for Mullard Equipment LTD., a British manufacturer of electronic components. Related essays contextualise the typescript drawing on a variety (...)
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    A Summary of the Philosophy of Spencer Heath.Spencer Heath MacCallum & Alvin Lowi - 2018 - Libertarian Papers 10.
    : A virtually unknown philosopher of the twentieth century, Spencer Heath was nevertheless well-known as a pioneer in the early development of commercial aviation. He retired from business in 1931 to devote the last thirty years of his life to his long-time interest in the philosophy of science and human social organization. He developed ….
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  6. Free Notes on Herbert Spencer's First Principles, with Suggestions Regarding Space, Time, and Force. Also, Theories of Life.E. Edmond & Herbert Spencer - 1878
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    Herbert Spencer: Collected Writings.Herbert Spencer - 1855 - Routledge.
    Herbert Spencer was regarded by the Victorians as the foremost philosopher of the age, the prophet of evolution at a time when the idea had gripped the popular imagination. Until recently Spencer's posthumous reputation rested almost excusively on his social and political thought, which has itself frequently been subject to serious misrepresentation. But historians of ideas now recognise that an acquaintance with Spencer's thought is essential for the proper understanding of many aspects of Victorian intellectual life, and (...)
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  8. Herbert Spencer on Education.Herbert Spencer & Andreas M. Kazamias - 1966 - New York: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University.
     
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  9. Herbert Spencer.Herbert Spencer & Ann Low-Beer - 1969 - London: Collier-Macmillan.
     
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  10. Vindicating Intentional Realism: A Review of Jerry Fodor's "Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind". [REVIEW]Frances Egan - 1990 - Behavior and Philosophy 18 (1):59-61.
     
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  11. Sins of Trade and Business, a Sermon, by the Hon. W.H. Lyttelton, and the Morals of Trade, by H. Spencer.William Henry Lyttelton & Herbert Spencer - 1874
     
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  12. Modern Physical Fatalism and the Doctrine of Evolution, Including an Examination Of... Herbert Spencer's 'First Principles'.Thomas Rawson Birks & Herbert Spencer - 1876
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  13. Evolutionary Ethics, Critical Study of H. Spencer's 'Data of Ethics', a Paper.Clarence H. Seyler & Herbert Spencer - 1891
     
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  14. Mr. Herbert Spencer and the British Quarterly Review [a Reply to Criticisms. With] Appendices.Herbert Spencer - 1874
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    First principles, by Herbert Spencer.Herbert Spencer - unknown
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  16. The Works of Herbert Spencer.Herbert Spencer - 1880 - [Osnabrück, Zeller.
     
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  17. Preface to the Second Edition of 'Modern Physical Fatalism' by Thomas Rawson Birks, Being a Reply to the Strictures of H. Spencer [in an Appendix to the 4th Ed. Of First Principles].Charles Pritchard, Thomas Rawson Birks & Herbert Spencer - 1882
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  18. Disputing about Taste.Andy Egan - 2010 - In Ted Warfield & Richard Feldman (eds.), Disagreement. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 247-286.
    “There’s no disputing about taste.” That’s got a nice ring to it, but it’s not quite the ring of truth. While there’s definitely something right about the aphorism – there’s a reason why it is, after all, an aphorism, and why its utterance tends to produce so much nodding of heads and muttering of “just so” and “yes, quite” – it’s surprisingly difficult to put one’s finger on just what the truth in the neighborhood is, exactly. One thing that’s pretty (...)
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  19. Aphorisms From the Writings of Herbert Spencer, Selected and Arranged by J.R. Gingell.Herbert Spencer & Julia Raymond Gingell - 1894
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  20. Epitome of the Synthetic Philosophy of Herbert Spencer.Herbert Spencer & F. Howard Collins - 1897 - Williams & Northgate.
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    Illustrations of Universal Progress a Series of Discussions by Herbert Spencer ; with a Notice of Spencer's "New System of Philosophy". --.Herbert Spencer - 1878 - Appleton.
    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain (...)
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  22. Illustrations of Universal Progress a Series of Discussions. With a Notice of Spencer's New System of Philosophy.Herbert Spencer - 1873 - D. Appleton and Company.
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  23. John Stuart Mill: His Life and Works, 12 Sketches by H. Spencer [and Others].Herbert Spencer - 1873
     
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  24. Seven Essays, Selected From the Works of H. Spencer.Herbert Spencer - 1907
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  25. Egan and agents: How evidential decision theory can deal with Egan’s dilemma.Daniel Dohrn - 2015 - Synthese 192 (6):1883-1908.
    Andy Egan has presented a dilemma for decision theory. As is well known, Newcomb cases appear to undermine the case for evidential decision theory. However, Egan has come up with a new scenario which poses difficulties for causal decision theory. I offer a simple solution to this dilemma in terms of a modified EDT. I propose an epistemological test: take some feature which is relevant to your evaluation of the scenarios under consideration, evidentially correlated with the actions under (...)
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    A Letter from Mr. Herbert Spencer.Herbert Spencer - 1893 - The Monist 3 (2):272-272.
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    Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson, eds. Epistemic Modality. [REVIEW]John-Jules Ch Meyer - 2013 - Philosophy in Review 33 (1):29-30.
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  28. Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties.Andy Egan - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):48-66.
    Problems about the accidental properties of properties motivate us--force us, I think--not to identify properties with the sets of their instances. If we identify them instead with functions from worlds to extensions, we get a theory of properties that is neutral with respect to disputes over counterpart theory, and we avoid a problem for Lewis's theory of events. Similar problems about the temporary properties of properties motivate us--though this time they probably don't force us--to give up this theory as well, (...)
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    Devices of Responsibility: Over a Decade of Responsible Research and Innovation Initiatives for Nanotechnologies.Clare Shelley-Egan, Diana M. Bowman & Douglas K. R. Robinson - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (6):1719-1746.
    Responsible research and innovation has come to represent a change in the relationship between science, technology and society. With origins in the democratisation of science, and the inclusion of ethical and societal aspects in research and development activities, RRI offers a means of integrating society and the research and innovation communities. In this article, we frame RRI activities through the lens of layers of science and technology governance as a means of characterising the context in which the RRI activity is (...)
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    Romantic Understanding: The Development of Rationality and Imagination, Ages 8-15.Kieran Egan - 1992 - British Journal of Educational Studies 40 (1):82-84.
  31. The Data of Ethics.Herbert Spencer - 1881 - Cambridge University Press.
    Herbert Spencer , Victorian philosopher, biologist, sociologist and political theorist, one of the founders of Social Darwinism and author of the phrase 'survival of the fittest', was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902, losing out to Theodor Mommsen. Spencer left his post at The Economist in 1857 to focus on writing his ten-volume System of Synthetic Philosophy, a work that offers an ethics-based guide to human conduct to replace that provided by conventional religious belief. Published (...)
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    John Henry Newman and Bernard Lonergan: A Note on the Development of Christian Doctrine.Philip A. Egan - 2007 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 63 (4):1103 - 1123.
    The affinities between John Henry Newman and Bernard Lonergan have often been remarked, particularly the seminal influence of Newman's Grammar on the early Lonergan. Although Newman was only one tributary flowing into the mainstream, and so the 'chain of dependence' should not be over-estimated, Lonergan did remain in a two-fold debt to Newman: for his doctrine of assent and for his commitment to history. The manner in which Newman and Lonergan respectively tackle the vexed issue of the development of Christian (...)
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    Spencer-Brown vs. Probability and Statistics: Entropy’s Testimony on Subjective and Objective Randomness.Julio Michael Stern - 2011 - Information 2 (2):277-301.
    This article analyzes the role of entropy in Bayesian statistics, focusing on its use as a tool for detection, recognition and validation of eigen-solutions. “Objects as eigen-solutions” is a key metaphor of the cognitive constructivism epistemological framework developed by the philosopher Heinz von Foerster. Special attention is given to some objections to the concepts of probability, statistics and randomization posed by George Spencer-Brown, a figure of great influence in the field of radical constructivism.
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  34. Comments on Andy Egan’s "Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties".Jeffrey K. McDonough - manuscript
    Comments on Andy Egan’s "Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties," presented at California State University Long Beach, CA 2003.
     
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    Essays on Education, and Kindred Subjects. --.Herbert Spencer - 1911 - Dent.
    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain (...)
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  36. H. Spencer, The Principles of Ethics. [REVIEW]S. Alexander - 1894 - Mind 3:125.
     
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    Society, Its Process and Prospect.Spencer Heath - 2016 - Libertarian Papers 8:211-220.
    Society, based on contract and voluntary exchange, is evolving, but remains only partly developed. Goods and services that meet the needs of individuals, such as food, clothing, and shelter, are amply produced and distributed through the market process. However, those that meet common or community needs, while distributed through the market, are produced politically through taxation and violence. These goods attach not to individuals but to a place; to enjoy them, individuals must go to the place where they are. Land (...)
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  38. Wanting things you don't want: The case for an imaginative analogue of desire.Tyler Doggett & Andy Egan - 2007 - Philosophers' Imprint 7:1-17.
    You’re imagining, in the course of a different game of make-believe, that you’re a bank robber. You don’t believe that you’re a bank robber. You are moved to point your finger, gun-wise, at the person pretending to be the bank teller and say, “Stick ‘em up! This is a robbery!”.
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    Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life.Mark Francis - 2007 - Cornell University Press.
    I: An individual and his personal culture -- A portrait of a private man -- The longing for passion -- The problem with women -- Spencer's feminist politics -- Culture and beauty -- Eccentricities : health and the perils of recreation -- II: The lost world of Spencer's metaphysics -- The new reformation -- Intellectuals in the strand -- The genesis of a system -- Common sense in the mid-nineteenth century -- From philosophy to psychology -- III: (...)'s biological writings and his philosophy of science -- On goodness, perfection and the shape of living things -- The meaning of life -- Science and the classification of knowledge -- IV: Politics and ethical sociology -- Spencer's politics and the foundations of liberalism -- The 1840s : Spencer's early radicalism -- Sociology as an ethical discipline -- Sociology as political theory -- Progress versus democracy. (shrink)
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  40. Freedom of expression.Spencer Zifcak - 2016 - Australian Humanist, The 121:3.
    Zifcak, Spencer Nobody at this conference should disagree that freedom of expression is a political principle of fundamental value.
     
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    An Autobiography.Herbert Spencer - 1904 - Williams & Norgate.
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    Herbert Spencer: Legacies.Mark Francis & Michael Taylor (eds.) - 2014 - Routledge.
    Herbert Spencer: Legacies explores and assesses the impact of the ideas and work of the great Victorian polymath Herbert Spencer across a wide range of disciplines. In the course of the essays a significant re-evaluation of his influence on Victorian and Edwardian thought is provided. Spencer's contribution to the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, biology and ecology are considered, alongside his influence on key figures in science and philosophy. The book brings together scholars from a wide range (...)
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  43. Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life.Mark Francis - 2007 - Routledge.
    The English philosopher Herbert Spencer was a colossus of the Victorian age. His works ranked alongside those of Darwin and Marx in the development of disciplines as wide ranging as sociology, anthropology, political theory, philosophy and psychology. In this acclaimed study of Spencer, the first for over thirty years and now available in paperback, Mark Francis provides an authoritative and meticulously researched intellectual biography of this remarkable man that dispels the plethora of misinformation surrounding Spencer and shines (...)
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  44. Smokers and psychos: Egan cases don't work.Arif Ahmed - 2010
    Andy Egan's Smoking Lesion and Psycho Button cases are supposed to be counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory. This paper argues that they are not: more precisely, it argues that if CDT makes the right call in Newcomb's problem then it makes the right call in Egan cases too.
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    The ambivalence of promising technology.Clare Shelley-Egan - 2010 - NanoEthics 4 (2):183-189.
    Issues of responsibility in the world of nanotechnology are becoming explicit with the emergence of a discourse on ‘responsible development’ of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Much of this discourse centres on the ambivalences of nanotechnology and of promising technology in general. Actors must find means of dealing with these ambivalences. Actors’ actions and responses to ambivalence are shaped by their position and context, along with strategic games they are involved in, together with other actors. A number of interviews were conducted with (...)
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  46. Epistemic Modals and Epistemic Modality.Brian Weatherson & Andy Egan - 2009 - In Andy Egan & Brian Weatherson (eds.), Epistemic Modality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-18.
    There is a lot that we don’t know. That means that there are a lot of possibilities that are, epistemically speaking, open. For instance, we don’t know whether it rained in Seattle yesterday. So, for us at least, there is an epistemic possibility where it rained in Seattle yesterday, and one where it did not. It’s tempting to give a very simple analysis of epistemic possibility: • A possibility is an epistemic possibility if we do not know that it does (...)
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  47. Herbert Spencer, an Estimate and Review. Together with a Chapter of Personal Reminiscences by J. Collier.Josiah Royce & James Collier - 1904
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    Herbert Spencer and Social Theory.John Offer - 2010 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Early Spencer: Influences and Ideas -- Middle Spencer: Toward a Tapestry of the World -- Later Spencer: Crafting the Principles of Sociology, and Losing Hold -- Evolution and Mind -- Mind and Society -- The Social Organism -- Militant and Industrial Social Types -- Understanding Music -- Sociology, Evolution and Ethics -- Conclusion.
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  49. Herbert Spencer and the “Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education”.Peter M. Collins - 2020 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 21 (1):1-18.
    The focus of this small contribution to studies in the history of philosophy of American education falls upon the backside of the cultural upheaval between 1880 and 1920. The general purpose is to relate aspects of Herbert Spencer’s philosophy of education to pedagogical principles in the Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education, a document of the National Education Association’s Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education, published in 1918. An attempt is made to implement this purpose by analyzing the educational (...)
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    Review: Relativism. [REVIEW]Andy Egan - 2007 - Mind 116 (462):387-390.
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