The Principles of Ethics Volume I
by Herbert Spencer

A very good exposition of ethical principles supported by numerous examples drawn from anthropology, biology, sociology, and economics. He takes the moral-sentiment view and relates it to evolutionary development. The only significant area of disagreement I have is his emphasis on the primacy of the species over the individual.

The book is filled with many explicitly libertarian arguments and is wholly consistent with libertarianism.

Year Read: 1976


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