Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
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]
A social fact is every way of acting, fixed or not, capable of exercising on the individual an external constraint; or again, every way of acting which is general throughout a given society, while at the same time existing in its own right independent of its individual manifestations.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is science, and not religion, which has taught men that things are complex and difficult to understand.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science cannot describe individuals, but only types. If human societies cannot be classified, they must remain inaccessible to scientific description.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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