Herbert Spencer on Instinct and Intelligence: The Background of the “Cambridge Mind”

Herbert Spencer on Instinct and Intelligence: The Background of the “Cambridge Mind”

Simon Cook previously described the novel account of the human mind which emerged before the First World War- the Cambridge Mind. ¬†He considers the development of this conception of brain and behavior to be a critical moment in the early history of the social sciences in Britain, informing the views of both Alfred Marshall and W.H.R. Rivers, but to very different effects.¬†From my vantage point of American intellectual history and history of science, I find a number elements of “the Cambridge Mind” interesting.

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