logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man (RLE Social Theory), EPUB eBook

Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man (RLE Social Theory) EPUB

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series

Please note: eBooks can only be purchased with a UK issued credit card and all our eBooks (ePub and PDF) are DRM protected.

Description

This account of Talcott Parsons's work clarifies his basic concepts and sets out their correlation. Dr Menzies believes that the philosophy of science working within the confines of the analytic-synthetic distinction tends to provide a rigid, static and sterile account of theories. He presents a more dynamic account of the scientific enterprise in order to come to grips with the amorphous nature of theory, and to provide the basic framework for his analysis of Parsons. Menzies argues that Parsons's central problematic in The Structure of Social Action is utilitarianism in general and the classical economists' account of the rise of capitalism in particular, and as such the book is not a reconciliation of positivistic and idealistic elements and these run throughout his subsequent work. Two major strands in Parsons's work - the social action theory and the systems theory (structural-functionalism) - are separated and examined individually.

Information

  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781317650546

Other Formats

£31.66

£28.49

Available to Download
 
Delivered to your inbox

to transfer to your device

Also in the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series   |  View all