TITLE

Exegetical Explorations: Parsons' Theoretical Faith and Hope in Structural Functional Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Wearne, Bruce
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
American Sociologist;Sep2013, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p245
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses Talcott Parsons scientific world-view and how his theory gave expression to his more-than-merely theoretical reliance upon insights he gleaned from Whitehead and Weber. He developed 'social systems theory' not only with a structural-functional and evolutionary understanding of social action but also saw science, in these terms as well. The article seeks to trace his theory's reliance upon the system concept which gave his work a persistent focus throughout his scholarly career.
ACCESSION #
90187119

 

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