Talcott Parsons (December 13, 1902 – May 8, 1979) was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973.  Parsons developed a general theory for the study of society called action theory, based on the methodological principle of voluntarism and the epistemological principle of analytical realism.

Talcott Parsons (December 13, 1902 – May 8, 1979) was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973. Parsons developed a general theory for the study of society called action theory, based on the methodological principle of voluntarism and the epistemological principle of analytical realism.

An Outline of the Social System

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An Outline of the Social System

Talcott Parsons : Despair and Modernity (Hardcover) (Shaun Best)

Talcott Parsons : Despair and Modernity (Hardcover) (Shaun Best)

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

Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons (Hardcover)

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The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons ( Social Thinkers) (Paperback)

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Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology

Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology (Paperback)

Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology

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).

The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. - Talcott Parsons at BrainyQuote

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The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. - Talcott Parsons at BrainyQuote

"From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself.", Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons

"From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself.", Talcott Parsons

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