The Crowd


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The nature of crowds has long been a topic of interest in philosophy. However, the 18th and 19th centuries were a time when an increased emphasis was placed on understanding the psychology of crowds. For example, the 18th century philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau proclaimed that "...we have a very imperfect knowledge of the human heart if we do not also examine it in crowds."Gustave Le Bon a French social psychologist, is often seen as the father of the study of crowd psychology. Le Bon believed an understanding of crowd ...

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Aug 18, 2011

Everyone's Library!

I am only about half-way through this little book - written over 100 years ago - and it is so enlightening! Descriptive explanations of events that are occurring on the planet today. I highly recommend this book.

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