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But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory.

 
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Talcott Parsons
Talcott Parsons
  • Born: December 13, 1902
  • Died: May 8, 1979
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Sociologist

Talcott Parsons was a U.S. sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism. Parsons is considered one of the most influential figures in sociology in the 20th century. After earning a PhD in economics, he served on the faculty at the American University Harvard University from 1927 to 1929. In 1930, he was among the first professors in its new sociology department.