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Author
Tittenbrun Jacek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Title
Talcott Parsons' Economic Sociology
Source
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (ILSHS), 2014, vol. 2, s. 20-40, bibliogr. 27 poz.
Keyword
Gospodarka, Socjologia gospodarcza, Pieniądz
Economy, Economic sociology, Money
Note
summ.
Parsons Talcott
Abstract
Talcott Parsons' important legacy in the field of economic sociology still remains underestimated. The paper pays Parsons his due, without avoiding criticism. The paper focuses on his most mature work in this field, i.e. "Economy and Society", co-authored with Neil Smelser. Many weaknesses in Parsonian approach are rooted in his methodological outlook, in particular his antiempricism that leads him to prefer conceptual methods over the facts, which preference, in turn, is responsible for many substantive omissions and errors Parsons commits. Nevertheless, some of his ideas, such as an input-output paradigm, or even his famous AGIL scheme have proved to be mor fruitful. Many critical points made by Parsons' opponents are, therefore, found to be irrelevant or misplaced. This refers in particular to an interesting and innovative in a number of respects theory of money. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2300-2697
Language
eng
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