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Mind, Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behavi... by George Herbert Mead
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Nov 19, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Steven by: Maura Conway, David Orenstein
Read in November, 2008

This is a fascinating - if often difficult and dense - book. While somewhat dated at times (e.g. references to "The League of Nations") and with a somewhat human-centric standpoint, this book contains a lot of really mind-blowing ideas.

Consciousness is social. Your mind is not limited to your body. The framework here posits both a mechanism for consciousness to evolve, and a way for it to exist in even the most sociobiological standpoint.

If you're looking for a light read, this isn't your book. If you're looking for a way to expand your view of yourself, society, and your role in it - this book is for you.
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Mika Harjula Hey Steven. Nice review. I quoted you without asking permission, but gave you the credit. I hope it's okay?


Steven Mika wrote: "Hey Steven. Nice review. I quoted you without asking permission, but gave you the credit. I hope it's okay?"

Sure - do you mind linking me?


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