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Selected Writings

The only collection of Mead’s writings published during his lifetime, these essays have heretofore been virtually inaccessible. Reck has collected twenty-five essays representing the full range and depth of Mead’s thought. This penetrating volume will be of interest to those in philosophy, sociology, and social psychology.

"The editor’s well-organized introduction supplies an excellent outline of this system in its development. In view of the scattered sources from which these writings are gathered, it is a great service that this volume renders not only to students of Mead, but to historians."—H. W. Schneider, Journal of the History of Philosophy

488 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1964

Philosophy: American Philosophy

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction
Notes on the Text
Selected Writings
I. The Working Hypothesis in Social Reform
II. Suggestions Toward a Theory of the Philosophical Disciplines
III. The Definition of the Psychical
IV. The Teaching of Science in College
V. Concerning Animal Perception
VI. The Philosophical Basis of Ethics
VII. Social Psychology as Counterpart to Physiological Psychology
VIII. What Social Objects Must Psychology Presuppose?
IX. The Psychology of Social Consciousness Implied in Instruction
X. Social Consciousness and the Consciousness of Meaning
XI. The Mechanism of Social Consciousness
XII. The Social Self
XIII. Natural Rights and the Theory of the Political Institution
XIV. Scientific Method and Individual Thinker
XV. The Psychology of Punitive Justice
XVI. A Behavioristic Account of the Significant Symbol
XVII. Scientific Method and the Moral Sciences
XVIII. The Genesis of the Self and Social Control
XIX. The Nature of Aesthetic Experience
XXI. A Pragmatic Theory of Truth
XXII. The Nature of the Past
XXIII. National-Mindedness and International-Mindedness
XXIV. The Philosophies of Royce, James, and Dewey in Their American Setting
XXV. Philanthropy from the Point of View of Ethics

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