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Mind, Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist: Works of George Herbert Mead

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ISBN13:

9780226516684

ISBN10:
0226516687
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/15/1967
Publisher(s):
Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

Written from the standpoint of the social behaviorist, this treatise contains the heart of Mead's position on social psychology. The analysis of language is of major interest, as it supplied for the first time an adequate treatment of the language mechanism in relation to scientific and philosophical issues. "If philosophical eminence be measured by the extent to which a man's writings anticipate the focal problems of a later day and contain a point of view which suggests persuasive solutions to many of them, then George Herbert Mead has justly earned the high praise bestowed upon him by Dewey and Whitehead as a 'seminal mind of the very first order.'"--Sidney Hook, The Nation

Table of Contents

PART I. THE POINT OF VIEW OF SOCIAL BEHAVIORISM 1(41)
1. Social Psychology and Behaviorism
1(7)
2. The Behavioristic Significance of Attitudes
8(5)
3. The Behavioristic Significance of Gestures
13(5)
4. Rise of Parallelism in Psychology
18(9)
5. Parallelism and the Ambiguity of "Consciousness"
27(6)
6. The Program of Behaviorism
33(9)
II. MIND 42(93)
7. Wundt and the Concept of the Gesture
42(9)
8. Imitation and the Origin of Language
51(10)
9. The Vocal Gesture and the Significant Symbol
61(7)
10. Thought, Communication, and the Significant Symbol
68(7)
11. Meaning
75(7)
12. Universality
82(8)
13. The Nature of Reflective Intelligence
90(10)
14. Behaviorism, Watsonism, and Reflection
100(9)
15. Behaviorism and Psychological Parallelism
109(8)
16. Mind and the Symbol
117(8)
17. The Relation of Mind to Response and Environment
125(10)
III. THE SELF 135(92)
18. The Self and the Organism
135(9)
19. The Background of the Genesis of the Self
144(8)
20. Play, the Game, and the Generalized Other
152(12)
21. The Self and the Subjective
164(9)
22. The "I" and the "Me"
173(5)
23. Social Attitudes and the Physical World
178(8)
24. Mind as the Individual Importation of the Social Process
186(6)
25. The "I" and the "Me" as Phases of the Self
192(8)
26. The Realization of the Self in the Social Situation
200(9)
27. The Contributions of the "Me" and the "I"
209(5)
28. The Social Creativity of the Emergent Self
214(8)
29. A Contrast of Individualistic and Social Theories of the Self
222(5)
IV. SOCIETY 227(110)
30. The Basis of Human Society: Man and the Insects
227(11)
31. The Basis of Human Society: Man and the Vertebrates
238(7)
32. Organism, Community, and Environment
245(8)
33. The Social Foundations and Functions of Thought and Communication
253(7)
34. The Community and the Institution
260(13)
35. The Fusion of the "I" and the "Me" in Social Activities
273(8)
36. Democracy and Universality in Society
281(8)
37. Further Consideration of Religious and Economic Attitudes
289(9)
38. The Nature of Sympathy
298(5)
39. Conflict and Integration
303(8)
40. The Functions of Personality and Reason in Social Organization
311(6)
41. Obstacles and Promises in the Development of the Ideal Society
317(11)
42. Summary and Conclusion
328(9)
SUPPLEMENTARY ESSAYS 337(53)
I. The Function of Imagery in Conduct
337(10)
II. The Biologic Individual
347(7)
III. The Self and the Process of Reflection
354(25)
IV. Fragments on Ethics
379(11)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 390(3)
INDEX 393


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