Economics and Sociology, Epistemology and Values

  title={Economics and Sociology, Epistemology and Values},
  author={Maglaras Vasilis},
  journal={SAGE Open},
  • M. Vasilis
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Economics
  • SAGE Open
This article focuses on the Amherst term papers and the early essays of Talcott Parsons, the essays he wrote before he published The Structure of Social Action. In these essays, Parsons attempts to define the theoretical interests of sociology in contrast to those of orthodox economics and positivism. It is argued in this article that the Amherst term papers are of little interest as they do not introduce original ideas, and all the relevant argumentation that is developed in these essays is… 


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  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1929
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  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
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