Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
Society is not a mere sum of individuals. Rather, the system formed by their association represents a specific reality which has its own characteristics... The group thinks, feels, and acts quite differently from the way in which its members would were they isolated. If, then, we begin with the individual, we shall be able to understand nothing of what takes place in the group.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no sociology worthy of the name which does not possess a historical character.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.More Emile Durkheim quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We do not condemn it because it is a crime, but it is a crime because we condemn it.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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