By Talcott Parsons
Read or Download Action Theory and the Human Condition PDF
Best other social sciences books
Some of the most very important works of philosophy to have seemed during this century, Being and Time is a fiercely hard textual content, Heidegger's first significant publication, and nonetheless his so much influential. Heidegger and Being in Time is key examining for college students coming to Heidegger for the 1st time and a great start line for someone drawn to the continental culture in philosophy.
With out social identification there is not any human international. with no frameworks of similarity and distinction, humans will be not able to narrate to one another in a constant and significant style. within the moment variation of this hugely profitable textual content, Richard Jenkins develops his argument that id is either person and collective, and will consequently be thought of inside one analytic framework.
Hegel and Foucault are usually represented within the literature as antipodes, yet they either bring up the query of the historicity of data. This examine elaborates this subject matter utilizing a comparability of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the Archeology of data. It unearths how their conceptions are either severely with regards to Kant’s critique of cause, and illuminates the convergence in their theories with admire to the evolution of data.
- Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation
- Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind
- February 15, Or What Binds Europeans Together
- Etiologia de la histeria, La
- What God knows: time, eternity, and divine knowledge
- La Dialectique du concret
Extra info for Action Theory and the Human Condition
Nor will legal liability be sufficient, if this must be enforced by judges and attorneys who are not technically competent at professional levels in anything but the law, and if the initiative is left to litigants who conceive themselves to be injured and are willing and financially able to assume the burden of litigation. Nor can accountability reside with administrators who are not themselves professionally competent in the subject matter in question, nor with grievance procedures, nor, finally, with the "decent opinion of mankind" as expressed through the mass communication system.
Within the limits defined by the organizational roles the incumbent of this type of office enjoys a status superior to that of those connected with the organization over whom his office gives him jurisdiction. Thus appointees of the Internal Revenue Service in the United States may call in taxpayers to review the adequacy of the tax returns they have submitted, and, within a set of rules, revise the obligations they have made or agreed to make under those returns. Similarly, administrative officials of a hospital may make many and complex decisions about the admissions of 24 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS patients, the financial charges to be assessed against them, and various other aspects of the behavior of participants in the hospital social system, including physicians, nurses, and other health service personnel.
These considerations, however, do not invalidate the pattern of the potentially equal and free competitive market nexus. Closely related to the market is what is sometimes called a communications network, where what is transmitted from one participant to another is not rights of possession in goods and services but in some sense information, that is, access to symbolically meaningful representations; particularly important cases are to be found where such information is "broadcast" whether through the printed word as in publication or through electronic media like radio and television.
Action Theory and the Human Condition by Talcott Parsons