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Paperback The Philosophy of the Present Book

ISBN: 1573929484

ISBN13: 9781573929486

The Philosophy of the Present

George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) had a powerful influence on the development of American pragmatism in the twentieth century. He also had a strong impact on the social sciences. This classic book represents Mead's philosophy of experience, so central to his outlook. The present as unique experience is the focus of this deep analysis of the basic structure of temporality and consciousness. Mead emphasizes the novel character of both the present and...


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A Great Book Indeed

Mead is one of the key American pragmatists, and this book is his most important philosophical essay. The subject is primarily metaphysics: a relativist theory of time and space and the objective character of perspectives. So the book is for the most part quite abstract and therefore difficult, but Mead is thorough and repeats his points, so with a little patience a nonphilosopher can follow his reasoning. Mead's more familiar "sociology" about the social self and the collective other are discussed but not extensively.
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