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Aesthetics of the Novel by Van Meter Ames

Aesthetics of the Novel by Van Meter Ames

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Aesthetics of the Novel
by Van Meter Ames

University of Chicago Press
First edition, 1928.

SIGNED and inscribed by Ames on the ffep: "To Mr. George H. Mead / with grateful remembrance / Van Meter Ames / 5 May 1928"

Condition: Hardcover; no dust jacket, minor general outer wear and light bumping to corners. Interior is unmarked beyond the inscription. Binding is firm.

Aesthetics of the Novel was Ames's dissertation for his Ph.D. of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he studied under George Herbert Mead (Ames's father was also a professor there, at the same as John Dewey). Mead is referenced and quoted several times within the book.

wiki: "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. He is regarded as one of the founders of symbolic interactionism and of what has come to be referred to as the Chicago sociological tradition. ... In 1894, Mead moved, along with Dewey, to the University of Chicago, where he taught until his death. Dewey's influence led Mead into educational theory, but his thinking soon diverged from that of Dewey, and developed into his famous psychological theories of mind, self and society.

Van Meter Ames (July 9, 1898 — November 9, 1985) was an American academic and educator who served as a professor of philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. From 1959 until 1966, he was the head of the university's philosophy department. In 1976, the American Humanist Association designated him as a fellow for "outstanding contributions to humanist thought in ethics and aesthetics". / Ames was a founding member of the American Society for Aesthetics, serving as its president from 1961 to 1962. He had also served as the president of the American Philosophical Association's Western Division from 1959 to 1960. In 1965, Ames contributed to the Congressional bill that established the National Foundation for the Endowment of the Arts and Humanities and was a member of the national committee that founded it."
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