Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
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]
While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.More Emile Durkheim quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person is not merely a single subject distinguished from all the others. It is especially a being to which is attributed a relative autonomy in relation to the environment with which it is most immediately in contact.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By definition, sacred beings are separated beings. That which characterizes them is that there is a break of continuity between them and the profane beings.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man whose whole activity is diverted to inner meditation becomes insensible to all his surroundings. His passions are mere appearances, being sterile. They are dissipated in futile imaginings, producing nothing external to themselves.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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