Benjamin Kidd

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Birthday
9, 1858
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 2, 1916 (58)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1858
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Oct 2, 1916 (58)

About

Influential philosopher who wrote in his essay Social Evolution that religion aids in human group survival.

Before Fame

He worked at an obscure job for 17 years at the Inland Revenue Department in Somerset House of the Civil Service, studying and writing in his spare time.

Trivia

His Social Evolution was translated into more than 10 languages after publication, including German, Swedish, Arabic, Italian, Czech.

Family Life

He married Emma Isabel Perry in 1887 and the couple had three boys.

Associated With

His philosophy was inspired by Karl Marx, but as it developed, it differed from Marx in several ways.