Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology): Talcott Parsons

Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought (Theoretical Logic in Sociology): Talcott Parsons

by Jeffrey C. Alexander
     
 

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In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This volume focusses on

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In this volume the author maintains that sociology must learn to combine the insights of both Durkheim and Marx and that it can only do so on the presuppositional ground that Weber set forth. Alexander maintains that the idealist and materialist traditions must be transformed into analytic dimensions of multidimensional and synthetic theory. This volume focusses on the writing of Talcott Parsons, the only modern thinker who can be considered a true peer of the classical founders, and examines his own profoundly ambivalent attempt to carry out this analytic transformation.

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‘The most important volume ever published on Parsons.’ Theory and Society

‘Alexander’s analysis of Parsons is subtle, insightful and penetrating.’ Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317808602
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/03/2014
Series:
Theoretical Logic in Sociology
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
3 MB

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