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Education: Intellectual, Moral, and Physical

  • Education Intellectual Moral and Physical by Herbert Spencer

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11/07/1860Herbert Spencer

This book originally appeared as four review articles: the first in the Westminster Review, the second in the North British Review, and the remaining two in the British Quarterly Review.

  • I. What is Knowledge Most Worth?
  • II. Intellectual Education
  • III. Moral Education
  • IV. Physical Education

Writes the author:

Let us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music, poetry, but that science is itself poetic. The current opinion that science and poetry are opposed is a delusion.


Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was one of the leading 19th-century English radical individualists. He began working as a journalist for the laissez-faire magazine The Economist in the 1850s. Much of the rest of his life was spent working on an all-encompassing theory of human development based upon the ideas of individualism, utilitarian moral theory, social and biological evolution, limited government, and laissez-faire economics.

The image comes from "The Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University."


A.L. Burt Company, Publishers

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