Table of Contents of all Three Volumes of Herbert Spencer's The Principles of Sociology (1898)

Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)  

 

This is part of a collection of works by Herbert Spencer.

Source

Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, in three volumes (1874-1896). Edition used 1898.

The publishing history of Spencer's Principles of Sociology is long and complex. To begin with, it was meant to be part of a much broader collection of works which would make up his "Synthetic Philosophy" in ten large volumes on which he worked for 36 years. The collection consisted of separate volumes on various "Principles" of key aspects of human biology and social life, suich as biology, psychology, society, and ethics. All these volumes went through several enlargements and editions over the course of 30 yewars. This collections includes the following (the date given is the date of the first publication)

  • First Principles (1862) in one volume
  • The Principles of Biology (1864-) in two volumes
  • The Principles of Psychology (1870-) in two volumes
  • The Principles of Sociology (1874-) in three volumes
  • The Principles of Ethics (1879-) in two volumes

The three volume work on The Principles of Sociology appeared between 1874 and 1896 and was made up of thefollowing parts:

  • Volume I (1874–75; enlarged 1876, 1885)
    • Part I: Data of Sociology; Part II: Inductions of Sociology; Part III: Domestic Institutions
  • Volume II (1879-1885)
    • Part IV: Ceremonial Institutions (1879); Part V: Political Institutions (1882); Part VI : Ecclesiastical Institutions (1885)
  • Volume III (1885-1896)
    • Part VI : Ecclesiastical Institutions (1885); Part VII: Professional Institutions (1896); Part VIII: Industrial Institutions (1896)

 


 

Table of Contents

Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, Vol. I, (1898)

Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, Vol. II, (1898)

Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, Vol. III, (1898)