Revista de Estudios Sociales
versión impresa ISSN 0123-885X
GRISELDA LOPEZ, Daniela. The Problem of Subjectivity in Sociological Explanation: Reflections on the Shutz-Parsons Debate. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2008, n.31, pp. 72-83. ISSN 0123-885X.
The aim of the paper is to reconsider the Alfred Schutz and Talcott Parsons debate, taking the problem of subjectivity in sociological explanation as the axis of analysis. Schutz argues that Parsons correctly identifies the subjective point of view as the fundamental element of the theory of action, but he does not reach the root of the problem because he confuses subjective and objective categories. For Schutz, a theory of social action must maintain a subjective point of view in order to uphold its basics principals, which refer to the social world of experience and everyday life.
Palabras llave : Social Phenomenology; subjectivity; social action; Alfred Schutz; Talcott Parsons.