People Mentioned in Mead's Published Works.
This page started as a way to get a handle on who influenced Mead's writings. The notion behind it is the same one behind Richard Lee Smith's dissertation (Smith 1977) and his chapters in American Sociology and Pragmatism (Lewis and Smith 1980): cultural transmission within academia.
As adaptations of the epidemiological models of disease transmission, "cultural transmission" models assume a three-phase process: "exposure," "infection" and "disease." Smith was among the few researchers to use an independent measure of "exposure" by tracing graduate students enrolment in Mead's courses. More commonly researchers focus on only the references, ignoring the distinction between "infection" and "disease," a problem with the "0" or "1" characterizations of ties within networks whenever "centrality" is not the issue. The problem is illustrated by Mead's single mention of Columbia University's President, Nicholas Murray Butler and his comments on the Chicago school system (see Mead 1907). Clearly Mead was both "exposed" to Butler's ideas, and had been "infected" by them (in the sense that he was responding to them), but his criticism of those ideas make it clear that he didn't have "Butler's disease."
With that as a caveat, the list has been useful to us as a guide to questions about influences on Mead's work, and we hope that it proves useful to others.
|Ibsen, Henrik||The Psychological Bases of Internationalism'||606|
|Napoleon||'The Psychological Bases of Internationalism'||604|
|Natorp, Paul||'Review of K. Lasswitz, Die Modern Energitik in ihrer Bedeutung für die Erkenntniskritik'||211|
|'Herr Lasswitz on Energy and Epistemology'||173n|
|Newton, Isaac||Philosophy of the Present||26, 41, 45, 65, 110, 123, 133, 137|
|Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century||38, 117, 137, 154-155, 157, 243-244, 251, 256, 260, 279, 286, 290, 292, 305, 306, 343, 357, 476, 484-485|
|Philosophy of the Act||526-527, 259, 95-96|
|'Bishop Berkeley and His Message'||422, 427|
|Ostwald, Wilhelm||Philosophy of the Present||43, 147|
|Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century||246|
|'Review of K. Lasswitz, Die Modern Energitik in ihrer Bedeutung für die Erkenntniskritik'||211|
|Owens, Judge John E.||'Exhibit of the City Club Committee on Public Education'||2008|
|Quan, Mrs. James||'Exhibit of the City Club Committee on Public Education'||2008|
|Quarles, Frances||'Charles Lamb'|
|Quille, Father C.J.||'Exhibit of the City Club Committee on Public Education'||2008|
|Quincey-Shaw||'The Relation of Play to Education'||144|
|Urban||'Review of B.M. Anderson jr., Social Value, A Study in Economic Theory'||435|
|Usher, James||Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century||274|
|Veblen, Thorsten||'Review of Th. Veblen, The Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation'||752-762|
|Verne, Jules||'Science in the High School'||242|
|Virgil||Mind, Self and Society from the Perspective of a Social Behaviorist||285|
|Voltaire||Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century||59, 430, 431, 432, 441, 448|
|'The Psychological Bases of Internationalism'||604|
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|Zeller, Eduard||Movements of Thought in the Nineteenth Century||263, 448|
|'Scientific Method and Individual Thinker'||192|
|Zeno of Elea||Philosophy of the Act||230, 435, 636|
|'Scientific Method and Individual Thinker'||184|