The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

by Gustave Bon
     
 

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The study of crowds must consider how they relate to practical reason and pure reason, and whether they take fictitious shapes or real shapes, and if they display theoretical values or practical values. Behind these, it is important also to assist whether they are guided by visible facts or invisible causes. Crowds are eerie in that they rise out of ancient mysterious…  See more details below

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The study of crowds must consider how they relate to practical reason and pure reason, and whether they take fictitious shapes or real shapes, and if they display theoretical values or practical values. Behind these, it is important also to assist whether they are guided by visible facts or invisible causes. Crowds are eerie in that they rise out of ancient mysterious forces such as destiny, nature and providence, as if the soul of the crowd comes from voices of the dead.

Adding to the intrigue, Le Bon insists, the ideas that feed the frenzy of the crowd emanate from solitary minds. He asks the rhetorical question, "Is it not the genius of the crowds that has furnished the thousands of grains of dust forming the soil in which they have sprung up?"

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ISBN-13:
9781518640490
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2015
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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