Functional Utility of Action in the Theoretical Perspective h. Spencer's Sociology

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This paper analyses the concept of individual action in light of Herbert Spencer's social evolution model. Given the particularities of the historical period in which Spencer lived, several lines of theory held by Spencer's predecessors are derived that had an impact on his thinking. The most distinct of these is the utilitarian doctrine. The explanation for the utility value of an action rests on Spencer's concept of individual freedom.


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J O Kryuchkova

Российский университет дружбы народов

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