American Philosophy

George Herbert Mead

What did George Herbert Mead contribute to philosophy?

Mead was a philosopher of “emergence,” in his studies of Darwinian evolution. He proposed that new forms of life change the nature of the past, because after a new form exists, what preceded and led to it needs to be reinterpreted. Mead did not publish while he lived, although his works were prepared by his students to appear posthumously as Mind, Self, and Society (1934).


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