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William Graham Sumner

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

(1840 –1910)

An American sociologist who was one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century advocates of social Darwinism and laissez-faire government in the United States. Sumner's...

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Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

Jeffrey K. Beemer.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1572 words.

William Graham Sumner was born on 30 October 1840 in Paterson, New Jersey. He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, a

History of Political Philosophy as a Discipline

John G. Gunnell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Non-Western Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 6341 words.

Whether one speaks of the study of the history of political philosophy, the history of political theory, or the history of political thought, the reference is typically to one basic...

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