Social Systems and the Evolution of Action Theory

By: Parsons, Talcott

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First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1977 Hard Cover. x, 420 pp. In sociology, action theory is the theory of social action presented by the American theorist Talcott Parsons. Parsons established action theory to integrate the study of social order with the structural and voluntaristic aspects of macro and micro factors. In other words, he was trying to maintain the scientific rigour of positivism, while acknowledging the necessity of the subjective dimension of human action incorporated in hermeneutic types of sociological theorizing. Parsons sees motives as part of our actions. Therefore, he thought that social science must consider ends, purposes and ideals when looking at actions. Parsons placed his discussion within a higher epistemological and explanatory context of systems theory and cybernetics.--Wikipedia

Title: Social Systems and the Evolution of Action Theory

Author: Parsons, Talcott

Categories: Philosophy, Modern,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Free Press: 1977

ISBN Number: 0029248000

ISBN Number 13: 9780029248003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304837

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY SOCIAL SYSTEMS EVOLUTION ACTION THEORY,