• Adrian NETEDU Ph. D Associate professor Department of Sociology and Social Work University „Al. I. Cuza” Iasi


T. Parsons, action theory, rational choice


The ancient debate about the role of action theory in foundation of the rational choice theory is current. Many sociologists continue to compare these two theories with a lot of arguments. In fact we can conclude that the work of T. Parsons remain in the core of sociological thinking even if another theories are now actual or the critics are numerous. In this article we present the main ideas of this important theoretical confrontation and we open possible ways of future debates.


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