Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What history teaches us is that man does not change arbitrarily; he does not transform himself at will on hearing the voices of inspired prophets. The reason is that all change, in colliding with the inherited institutions of the past, is inevitably hard and laborious; consequently it only takes place in response to the demands of necessity. For change to be brought about it is not enough that it should be seen as desirable; it must be the product of changes within the whole network of diverse casual relationships whicMore Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Irrespective of any external, regulatory force, our capacity for feeling is in itself an insatiable and bottomless abyss.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]
That men have an interest in knowing the world which surrounds them, and consequently that their reflection should have been applied to it at an early date, is something that everyone will readily admit.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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