George Herbert Mead

1863 - 1931

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George Herbert Mead (February 27, 1863 – April 26, 1931) was an American philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago. He was one of the key figures in the development of pragmatism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Herbert Mead has received more than 1,053,067 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). George Herbert Mead is the 218th most popular philosopher (down from 197th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from United States (down from 375th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Philosopher.

George Herbert Mead is most famous for his theory of social behavior. Mead believed that social behavior is learned and developed through the process of social interaction.

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Among philosophers, George Herbert Mead ranks 218 out of 1,267Before him are Gaston Bachelard, Rudolf Carnap, Benedetto Croce, Diogenes of Apollonia, Miguel de Unamuno, and Imre Lakatos. After him are Julius Evola, Josef Breuer, Cratylus, Bayazid Bastami, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Marsilius of Padua.

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Among people born in 1863, George Herbert Mead ranks 15Before him are Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, David Lloyd George, Constantine P. Cavafy, and Carlos I of Portugal. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Joaquín Sorolla, Wilhelm Marx, Austen Chamberlain, and Alexandre Yersin. Among people deceased in 1931, George Herbert Mead ranks 13Before him are Omar Mukhtar, Albert A. Michelson, Arthur Schnitzler, Geli Raubal, Lili Elbe, and Joseph Joffre. After him are Theo van Doesburg, Carl Nielsen, F. W. Murnau, Bhagat Singh, Hermann Müller, and Armand Fallières.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Herbert Mead ranks 451 out of 20,380Before him are Herbert A. Simon (1916), Edward Hopper (1882), Leslie Groves (1896), Lauren Bacall (1924), Bernie Madoff (1938), and O. J. Simpson (1947). After him are Robert Johnson (1911), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Diana Ross (1944), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), and William G. Morgan (1870).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, George Herbert Mead ranks 2Before him are John Rawls (1921). After him are Robert Nozick (1938), Judith Butler (1956), Anne Sullivan (1866), Richard Rorty (1931), John Searle (1932), Hilary Putnam (1926), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Daniel Dennett (1942).