In his social statics he applied this idea to human life and moral civilisation.
My first book, social statics, shows this in common with my later books.
They had taken the philosophy of "social statics" in dead earnest.
"social statics" contains the element of that philosophy which gave Spencer the first place among thinkers of all times.
But in his social statics there "may be seen the first step toward the general doctrine of Evolution."
He went on, however, to say much which is not mentioned in social statics, and which proved the evidence to be only superficial.
Their "declaration of rights" might well have been drawn a few years later by a student of Spencer's "social statics."
In his "social statics" he applied this idea to human life and moral civilisation.
The leading note in "social statics" is a plea for the liberty of the individual.
Herbert Spencer, who had just published social statics, became one of her best friends.