Table of Contents of all Three Volumes of Herbert Spencer's The Principles of Sociology (1898)
|Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)
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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 the following 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)
Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, in Three Volumes (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898). Authorized third edition.
- Volume I (1874–75; enlarged 1876, 1885) – pp. 3-773; Sections 1-342 [see HTML and facs . PDF]
- Part I: Data of Sociology;
- Part II: Inductions of Sociology;
- Part III: Domestic Institutions -
- Volume II (1879-1885) – pp. 3-667; Sections 343-582 [see HTML and facs . PDF]
- Part IV: Ceremonial Institutions (1879);
- Part V: Political Institutions (1882);
- Part VI Ecclesiastical Institutions (1885) -
- Volume III (1885-1896) – pp. 3-611; Sections 583-853 [see HTML and facs . PDF]
- Part VI Ecclesiastical Institutions (1885);
- Part VII: Professional Institutions (1896);
Combined Table of Contents
CONTENTS OF VOL I.
- Part I.—THE DATA OF SOCIOLOGY.
- chap. i. super organic evolution page 3
- ii. the factors of social phenomena ... p. 8
- iii. original external factors ... p. 16
- iv. original internal factors ... p. 38
- v. the primitive man—physical ... p. 41
- vi. the primitive man—emotional ... p. 54
- vii. the primitive man—intellectual ... p. 75
- viii. primitive ideas ... p. 94
- ix. the idea of the animate and inanimate ... p. 125
- x. the ideas of sleep and dreams ... p. 134
- xi. the ideas of swoon, apoplexy, catalepsy, ecstasy, and other forms of insensibility ... p. 145
- xii. the ideas of death and resurrection ... p. 153
- xiii. the ideas of souls, ghosts, spirits, demons, etc. ... p. 171
- xiv. the ideas of another life ... p. 184
- xv. the ideas of another world ... p. 201
- xvi. the ideas of supernatural agents ... p. 218
- xvii. supernatural agents as causing epilepsy and convulsive actions, delirium and insanity, disease and death ... p. 226
- xviii. inspiration, divination, exorcism, and sorcery ... p. 236
- xix. sacred places, temples, and altars; sacrifice, fasting, and propitiation; praise, prayer, etc. ... p. 253
- xx. ancestor-worship in general ... p. 285
- xxi. idol-worship and fetich-worship ... p. 306
- xxii. animal-worship ... p. 329
- xxiii. plant-worship ... p. 355
- xxiv. nature-worship ... p. 369
- xxv. deities ... p. 395
- xxvi. the primitive theory of things ... p. 423
- xxvii. the scope of sociology ... p. 435
- Part II.—THE INDUCTIONS OF SOCIOLOGY.
- Part III.—DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS.
- References ... p. 851
- Titles of Works Referred to. ... p. 865
- Subject Index. ... p. 881
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.