A perplexed philosopher being an examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer's various utterances on the land question, with some incidental reference to his synthetic philosophy. Henry George.
A perplexed philosopher being an examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer's various utterances on the land question, with some incidental reference to his synthetic philosophy

A perplexed philosopher being an examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer's various utterances on the land question, with some incidental reference to his synthetic philosophy

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1892. First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], iv, 320, [8]; original brown cloth, panel blind-stamping; gilt lettering on spine; decorative floral endpapers; spine extremities slightly scuffed; otherwise near fine and bright. In this book Henry George, a San Francisco journalist, attacks the English philosopher Herbert Spencer for his views on private land ownership, accusing him of "intellectual prostitution." Spencer was enraged by George's "libelous statements," and over the following years the two men engaged in heated discourse surrounding philosophical questions of land ownership, and their disputes frequently devolved into public ad hominem. Item #56098

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