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Talcott Parsons

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.

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Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons (Hardcover)

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Talcott Parsons on National Socialism ( Social Institutions and Social Change) (Hardcover)

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

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

Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology

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