Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) (Suny Series in Buddhist Studies) pdf epub fb2

Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) (Suny Series in Buddhist Studies) by Mitchell Aboulafia pdf epub fb2

Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) (Suny Series in Buddhist Studies) Author: Mitchell Aboulafia
Title: Philosophy, Social Theory, and the Thought of George Herbert Mead (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) (Suny Series in Buddhist Studies)
ISBN: 0791403602
ISBN13: 978-0791403600
Other Formats: lit txt docx rtf
Pages: 340 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press; 1st edition (January 22, 1991)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1489 kb
Size EPUB version: 1871 kb
Subcategory: Poetry




"Mead is arguably the greatest neglected American philosopher. In many respects, he ranks with Peirce, James, and Dewey, and in at least one respect beyond them: he is the preeminent theorist of self-other relations after Hegel. Now that this topic has finally made it onto the philosophical agenda, and now that Mead's interdisciplinary approach to it has become an incentive rather than an impediment, the time has come for a serious reception of his work. Leading German thinkers like Jurgen--Habermas, Hans Joas, and Ernst Tugendhat have recently made outstanding contributions to that reception. The selections from their work and from the best recent English-language discussions make Aboulafia's collection the right book at the right time."--Thomas McCarthy Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern UniversityThis book brings together some of the finest recent critical and expository work on Mead, written by American and European thinkers from diverse traditions. For English-speaking audiences it provides an introduction to recent European work on Mead. The essays reveal the richness of Mead's thought, and will stimulate those who have thought about him from very specific vantage points (behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, pragmatism, etc.) to consider him in new ways."Given the rigorous revival of Classical American Philosophy, it is fortuitous that Mitchell Aboulafia has assembled these fine essays on the seminal thought of George Herbert Mead. As with Marx and Dewey, Mead contended, brilliantly, that we are creatures who come to consciousness on an irreducibly social matrix."--John J. McDermott, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Texas A&M University