George Herbert Mead’s Social Psychology and Sociology of Knowledge


Embodied mind
Linguistic pragmatics
Semiotic self
Knowledge society




The existence of the spiritual self is a prerequisite for the occurrence of social process. Without soul and self, human society cannot exist. However, if the mind and self are not produced in the social process, the individual organism cannot have the semiotic self. George Herbert Mead’s general method of macro social evolution is combined with some micro themes about biology and social psychology, which brings together many schools of thought, such as cognitive theory, structuralism, conflict theory, social change and system theory, as well as develops a philosophy of science and a comprehensive social theory.


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Mead GH, 1934, Mind, Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 124-308.

Miller DL, 1973, George Herbert Mead: Self, Language and the World. University of Texas Press, Texas, 231.