The Theory of Social Action: Text and Letters with Talcott Parsons

  • Lester EmbreeEmail author
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 205)


This is in effect Schutz’s unsuccessful attempt to communicate with the arguably the leading sociologist in the USA. He is sympathetic but not uncritical of Parson’s work, but Parsons is unsympathetic with Schutz’s project of a Wissenschaftslehre. Yet Schutz says things here about, e.g., economics, that he does not say elsewhere.

Cambridge, MA, October 30, 1940COMP: Please set “Cambridge, MA, October 30, 1940” as in MS.


Social World Conceptual Scheme Objective Point Unit Analysis Theoretical System 
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© Springer Netherlands 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Schmidt College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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