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The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.

 
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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.