George Herbert Mead

[Revised entry by Mitchell Aboulafia on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931), American philosopher and social theorist, is often
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[Revised entry by Mitchell Aboulafia on August 2, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] George Herbert Mead (1863 - 1931), American philosopher and social theorist, is often classed with William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and John Dewey as one of the most significant figures in classical American pragmatism. Dewey referred to Mead as "a seminal mind of the very first order" (Dewey, 1932, xl). Yet by the middle of the twentieth-century, Mead's prestige was greatest outside of professional philosophical circles. He is considered by many to be the...

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