The synthetic cum scientific philosophy of Herbert Spencer

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Vol. 4(2), pp. 035-038, May, 2020

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The synthetic cum scientific philosophy of Herbert Spencer

 

G.N. Sharma

 

S.B. College of Science, Aurangabad, India. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel:  +91 9850141001

 

Received May; Accepted May, 2020

 

Living to see a decline career wise is a misfortune by itself. Facing challenges on the physical plane is yet another bane programmed by the fate. It is exceedingly difficult to accept and also sustain. Spencer had multiple problems with various shades in them. Struggling to live without a support system of belief in any religion and God, could be a tragedy by itself particularly when there is no other available area to invest emotions. Spencer failed in his youthful days to settle emotionally and prepare self wisely for the old age. This made him not easily to gel with the few acquaintances he had but on the other hand got deserted by all and so he felt like an invalid. In brief he could not understand the techniques of living with a pragmatic approach to gain comfort and psychological cum social security. He was upset on many occasions for which he was not prepared and the shattered health always put him into isolation. However, deep down the heart he had the desire to place before the world his findings and reality, as cognized by him. To him the society suffers much owing to ignorance which was deliberately dispersed by certain institutions or agencies. Getting engrossed into the ritualistic mode of religion so as to claim religiosity and as extension spirituality was in no way agreeable to him. Permitting a driver’s seat to religion and purposefully ignoring or even subordinating the proven empirical facts was the sad situation witnessed by him. He was very keen on developing an Objective Theory which could be the result of the genuine sociological principles in the interest of human beings clutched with Science. This paper would attempt to show the psychological protests of Spencer were justified and his uncompromising temperament, solely for the sake of the society, had a potent reason.

 

Key words: Physical plane, religiosity, scientific temper, psychological outlook.

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