Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative, vol. 3
Volume 3 of a three volume collection of Spencer’s essays which cover political philosophy, sociology, science, and current affairs.
Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative. Library Edition, containing Seven Essays not before republished, and various other Additions (London: Williams and Norgate, 1891). Vol. 3.
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Table of Contents
- CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
- MANNERS AND FASHION. [First published in The Westminster Review for April 1854.]
- RAILWAY MORALS AND RAILWAY POLICY. [First published in the Edinburgh Review for October 1854.]
- THE MORALS OF TRADE. [First published in The Westminster Review for April 1859.]
- PRISON-ETHICS. [First published in The British Quarterly Review for July 1860.]
- THE ETHICS OF KANT. [From the Fortnightly Review for July 1888. This essay was called forth by attacks on me made in essays published in preceding numbers of the Fortnightly Review—essays in which the Kantian system of ethics was lauded as immensely superior to the system of ethics defended by me. The last section now appears for the first time.]
- ABSOLUTE POLITICAL ETHICS. [Originally published in The Nineteenth Century for January 1890. The writing of this essay was consequent on a controversy carried on in The Times between Nov. 7 and Nov. 27, 1889, and was made needful by the misapprehensions and misrepresentations embodied in that controversy. Hence the allusions which the essay contains. The last few paragraphs of it in its original form were mainly personal in their character; and, not wishing to perpetuate personalities, I have omitted them.]
- OVER-LEGISLATION.∗ [First published in The Westminster Review for July 1853.]
- REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT—WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? [First published in The Westminster Review for October 1857.]
- STATE-TAMPERINGS WITH MONEY AND BANKS. [First published in The Westminster Review for January 1858.]
- PARLIAMENTARY REFORM: THE DANCERS AND THE SAFEGUARDS. [First published in The Westminster Review for April 1860.]
- “THE COLLECTIVE WISDOM.” [First published in The Reader for April 15, 1865.]
- POLITICAL FETICHISM. [First published in The Reader for June 10, 1865.]
- SPECIALIZED ADMINISTRATION. [First published in The Fortnightly Review for December 1871.]
- FROM FREEDOM TO BONDAGE. [First published as the Introduction to a volume entitled A Plea for Liberty, c.: a series of anti-socialistic essays, issued at the beginning of 1891.]
- THE AMERICANS: a Conversation and a Speech, with an Addition.
- I.—A CONVERSATION: October 20, 1882.
- II.—A Speech: Delivered on the occasion of a Complimentary Dinner in New York, on November 9, 1882.