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date: 14 October 2019

Spencer, Herbert (1820–1903) Philosopher and social theorist. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Born in Derby, the son of a schoolmaster, Spencer was largely self‐taught and showed few intellectual interests until he was over 16. He worked as a civil engineer, then turned his attention to philosophy and published ... ...

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