14+ Talcott Parsons Quotes On Religion, Education And Race
If capitalism begins as the practical idealism of the aspiring bourgeoisie, it ends ... as an orgy of materialism. — Talcott Parsons
Sociology should... be thought of as a science of action-of the ultimate common value element in its relations to the other elements of action. — Talcott Parsons
If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction. — Talcott Parsons
But the fact a person denies that he is theorising is no reason for taking him at his word and failing to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements. — Talcott Parsons
A gloss is a total system of perception and language. — Talcott Parsons
The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system. — Talcott Parsons
A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed. — Talcott Parsons
A scientifically unimportant discovery is one which, however true and however interesting for other reasons, has no consequences for a system of theory with which scientists in that field are concerned. — Talcott Parsons
Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed. — Talcott Parsons
Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems. — Talcott Parsons
Spencer's god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress. — Talcott Parsons
Science is intimately integrated with the whole social structure and cultural tradition. They mutually support one other -- only in certain types of society can science flourish, and conversely without a continuous and healthy development and application of science such a society cannot function properly. — Talcott Parsons
The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper. — Talcott Parsons
But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory. — Talcott Parsons
Life Lessons by Talcott Parsons
- Talcott Parsons taught that social systems are composed of multiple components that interact with each other and must be studied holistically.
- He emphasized the importance of understanding the roles of individuals within a society and how they interact with each other.
- His work highlighted the need to consider the social, cultural, and economic factors that shape a society and its institutions.
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