Peter Bacon Hales
Outside the Gates of Eden
The Dream of America from Hiroshima to Now
Talcott Parsons (1902–1979) was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973. Parsons developed a general theory for the study of society called action theory, based on the methodological principle of voluntarism and the epistemological principle of analytical realism.