Exegetical Explorations: Parsons’ Convergence Concept

  title={Exegetical Explorations: Parsons’ Convergence Concept},
  author={Bruce C. Wearne},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  • B. Wearne
  • Published 16 May 2013
  • Education
  • The American Sociologist
This is a contribution to the ongoing efforts to interpret the significant contribution to American sociology of Talcott Parsons (1902–1979). The author corrects an implication of his previous article in this journal by drawing attention to the profound impact of evolutionary cosmology upon Parsons’ theoretical presuppositions. This ensured an inner and continuing complexity in his theory of the “social system” from what we can identify as its earliest conceptual beginnings when Parsons was an… 


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