Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
Religious phenomena are naturally arranged in two fundamental categories: beliefs and rites. The first are states of opinion, and consist in representations; the second are determined modes of action.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Faith is not uprooted by dialectic proof; it must already be deeply shaken by other causes to be unable to withstand the shock of argument.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religious representations are collective representations which express collective realities.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The totality of beliefs and sentiments common to the average members of a society forms a determinate system with a life of its own. It can be termed the collective or creative consciousness.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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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