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, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Herbert Mead has received more than 757,443 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). George Herbert Mead is the 177th most popular philosopher (up from 200th in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from United States (up from 344th 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 177 out of 1,089Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Padmasambhava, Max Scheler, Porphyry, Josef Breuer, and John Scotus Eriugena. After him are Max Stirner, Pierre Bayle, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Sextus Empiricus, Alcuin, and Han Fei.

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Among people born in 1863, George Herbert Mead ranks 10Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, Arthur Henderson, Pietro Mascagni, and Henry van de Velde. After him are Constantine P. Cavafy, David Lloyd George, Swami Vivekananda, Alexandre Yersin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Carlos I of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1931, George Herbert Mead ranks 6Before him are Thomas Edison, Gustave Le Bon, Khalil Gibran, Anna Pavlova, and Lili Elbe. After him are Geli Raubal, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Otto Wallach, Omar Mukhtar, and Theo van Doesburg.

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Among people born in United States, George Herbert Mead ranks 291 out of 15,968Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Eli Wallach (1915), Fred Astaire (1899), Jack Ruby (1911), Christopher Walken (1943), and Paul Samuelson (1915). After him are Audie Murphy (1925), William Henry Harrison (1773), Ed Gein (1906), William G. Morgan (1870), John Ford (1894), and John R. Bolton (1948).

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), John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).