George Herbert Mead at 150 – Conference 2013

A conference entitled “George Herbert Mead at 150” has been held on April 18-20, 2013 at the University of Chicago to celebrate the 150th birthday of George Herbert Mead.  Born on February 27, 1863, Mead was a pioneering pragmatist philosopher who spent virtually his entire professional career at the University of Chicago until his death in 1931.  His teaching and writing on the social nature of the self, along with a diversity of other topics, has had an enduring influence on social thought, especially on the development of the Chicago School of sociology and Symbolic Interactionism.  Recent research has only further reinforced Mead’s contemporary relevance to topics as diverse as cognitive science, the history of ideas, and democratic ethics.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Charles Taylor

A review of the conference by Daniel Huebner (American University, Washington DC) appeared in Perspectives: Newsletter of the ASA Theory Section, Volume 35, Issue I (May 2013). Please see it here.

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