Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) developed a general social theory called Action theory, based on the methodological principle of Voluntarism and the epistemological principle of analytical realism. The theory attempted to establish a balance between the utilitarian-positivist and hermeneutic-idealistic methodological traditions. For Parsons, voluntarism established a third alternative btwn these two (Wikipedia).

Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) developed a general social theory called Action theory, based on the methodological principle of Voluntarism and the epistemological principle of analytical realism. The theory attempted to establish a balance between the utilitarian-positivist and hermeneutic-idealistic methodological traditions. For Parsons, voluntarism established a third alternative btwn these two (Wikipedia).

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The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons ( Anthem Companions to Sociology) (Hardcover)

The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons ( Anthem Companions to Sociology) (Hardcover)

Order and Agency in Modernity: Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel

Order and Agency in Modernity: Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel

talcott parsons - Google Search

talcott parsons - Google Search

Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology

Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology

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