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The Man Versus the State by Herbert Spencer
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The Man Versus the State (1884)

by Herbert Spencer

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Spencer was, perhaps, the strongest Victorian proponent of individualism and reduced government.... In his extreme individualist notion of an ideal world there would be no concept of "obligation." Each person is thereby accorded only the potential they carry and exhibit, with no favors handed out; Nature is left to the task of sorting out the "fittest." ...Yet, whereas Darwin was concerned with the morally neutral mechanical development of specific traits among animal species, Spencer considered survival in evolution a moral judgement of worth. - The Classics of Liberty ( )
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2 editions of this book were published by Liberty Fund, Inc.

Editions: 0913966983, 0913966975

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