George Herbert Mead In The Twenty-first Century by F. Thomas BurkeGeorge Herbert Mead In The Twenty-first Century by F. Thomas Burke

George Herbert Mead In The Twenty-first Century

EditorF. Thomas Burke, Krzysztof SkowronskiContribution byMitchell Aboulafia

Paperback | March 6, 2017

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This volume is composed of extended versions of selected papers presented at an international conference held in June 2011 at Opole University-the seventh in a series of annual American and European Values conferences organized by the Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland. The papers were written independently with no prior guidelines other than the obvious need to address some aspect of George Herbert Mead's work. While rooted in careful study of Mead's original writings and transcribed lectures and the historical context in which that work was carried out, these papers have brought that work to bear on contemporary issues in metaphysics, epistemology, cognitive science, and social and political philosophy. There is good reason to classify Mead as one of the original classical American pragmatists (along with Charles Peirce, William James, and John Dewey) and consequently as a major figure in American philosophy. Nevertheless his thought has been marginalized for the most part, at least in academic philosophy. It is our intention to help recuperate Mead's reputation among a broader audience by providing a small corpus of significant contemporary scholarship on some key aspects of his thought.
Krzysztof (Chris) Piotr Skowronski, PhD, teaches Contemporary Philosophy, Aesthetics, Cultural Anthropology, Polish Philosophy, and American Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland. He co-organizes annual conferences on American and European Values. He authored books: Values and Powers. Re-reading the Philos...
Title:George Herbert Mead In The Twenty-first CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.09 × 5.92 × 0.83 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceForewordIntroduction: George Herbert Mead and the Chicago School of PragmatismPart One: General Themes and AssessmentsGeorge H. Mead as an Empirically Reasonable Philosopher: The "Philosophy of the Act" ReconsideredMead's Understanding of Movements of ThoughtThe Concept of the Present and Historical ExperiencePart Two: Mead and the Twentieth CenturyThe Relationality of PerspectivesThe Concept of Rule-Following in the Philosophy of George Herbert MeadMead and the Bergson on Inner States, Self-Knowledge, and ExpressionThe Self as Naturally and Socially Embedded but Also as So Much MorePart Three: Mind, Self, and Social PsychologyResolving Two Key Problems in Mead's Mind, Self, and SocietySocial-Psychological Externalism and the Coupling/Constitution FallacyEmbodied Mind and the Mimetic Basis for Taking the Role of the OtherGames People Play: G. H. Mead's Conception of Games and Play in a Contemporary ContextFrom Others to the Other: A psychoanalytical Reading of George Herbert MeadPart Four: Social and Political ThoughtGeorge Herbert Mead on Social and Economic Human RightsThe Constitutive Role of Social Values and Political Power in G. H. Mead's Reflections on Aesthetic ExperienceGeorge Herbert mead on the Social Bases of DemocracyTransforming Global Social Habits: G. H. Mead's Pragmatist Contributions to Democratic Political EconomyIndexAbout the Contributors

Editorial Reviews

The reception of G.H.Mead's seminal ideas has gone through enormous ups and downs. Little known outside Chicago during his lifetime, he became, from the 1930s on, a classic of sociology through some of his posthumous publications. In connnection with a widespread renaissance of pragmatism in the 1980s, he was recognized as a crucial member of this philosophical school. And while the enthusiasm may have abated a little bit around 2000, this book is an indicator for the continuing vitality of Mead's thinking on the international scene. This collection is a welcome addition to the growing field of Mead studies.