Parsons, Talcott and Shils, Edward A., Eds.
Title Toward a General Theory of Action: Theoretical Foundations for the Social Sciences
Binding Trade Papeback
Book Condition Good +
Size 8vo -- 8 in Tall
Publisher NY Harper Torchbooks (Harper & Row) 1962
Seller ID 009887
506 pp. Light wear, notes on half-title page, marginal lines and underlining on a few early pages. Most of text clean. Eighteen articles presenting research efforts at Harvard in the early 1950s to construct a comprehensive paradigm for understanding humans as social creatures. Primarily an attempt to unify psychology, anthropology and sociology. Contributors, in addition to the editors, include Edward C. Tolman, Gordon W. Allport, Clyde Kluckhohn, Henry A. Murray, Robvert R. Sears, Richard C. Sheldon and Samuel A. Stouffer. Dense, academic prose, not for the fainthearted but important for those on doctoral journeys.
Social Science. Sociology. Anthropology. Psychology. Theory.