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G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought / Edition 1
     

G. H. Mead: A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought / Edition 1

by Hans Joas
 

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ISBN-10: 0262600293

ISBN-13: 9780262600293

Pub. Date: 09/16/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

The work of American pragmatist George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) had a strong influence in fields ranging from metaphysics and ethics to sociology and social psychology. In this book, Hans Joas interweaves Mead's political and intellectual biography with the development of his theories. The key concept of the study is "practical intersubjectivity," a term Joas

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The work of American pragmatist George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) had a strong influence in fields ranging from metaphysics and ethics to sociology and social psychology. In this book, Hans Joas interweaves Mead's political and intellectual biography with the development of his theories. The key concept of the study is "practical intersubjectivity," a term Joas introduces to characterize the link implicit in Mead's work between a theory of intersubjectivity and a theory of praxis. Throughout the book, Joas stresses the practical, social, and political nature of Mead's work. Besides comparing Mead to the other American pragmatists, Joas discusses the relation between Mead's thought and that of such Europeans as Habermas, Apel, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Piaget.Joas's revisionist portrait of Mead as a socially engaged intellectual, with its emphasis on his relevance for contemporary philosophy and social science, has been a key factor in the revival of interest in Mead. The author's new preface includes an update on pragmatism studies in general and on Mead studies in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262600293
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/16/1997
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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