G. H. Mead: a system in a state of flux

  title={G. H. Mead: a system in a state of flux},
  author={Filipe Carreira da Silva},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
This article offers an original, intellectual portrait of G. H. Mead. My reassessment of Mead’s thinking is founded, in methodological terms, upon a historically minded yet theoretically oriented strategy. Mead’s system of thought is submitted to a historical reconstruction in order to grasp the evolution of his ideas over time, and to a thematic reconstruction organized around three major research areas or pillars: science, social psychology and politics. If one re-examines the entirety of… Expand
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Folklore epistemology: how does traditional folklore contribute to children’s thinking and concept development?
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Mind, Self, and Society: From the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist (Works of George Herbert Mead, Vol. 1)
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The Personal and the Social
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The Philosophy Of The Present
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The Genesis of the Self and Social Control
  • G. Mead
  • The International Journal of Ethics
  • 1925
It is my desire to present an account of the appearance of the self in social behavior, and then to advert to some implications of such an account in their bearings upon social control. The termExpand
Logic of the Social Sciences
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  • G. Mead
  • Philosophy
  • The International Journal of Ethics
  • 1923
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A Biographical Note.
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G.H. Mead: A Critical Introduction
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