Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
At this point, an urgent question arises: ... Is it our duty to seek to become a thorough and complete human being, one quite sufficient unto himself; or, on the contrary, to be only a part of a whole, the organ of an organism? Briefly, is the division of labor, at the same time that it is a law of nature, also a moral rule of human conduct; and, if it has this latter character, why and in what degree?More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Although our moral conscience is a part of our consciousness, we do not feel ourselves on an equality with it. In this voice which makes itself heard only to give us orders and establish prohibitions, we cannot recognize our own voices; the very tone in which it speaks to us warns us that it expresses something within us that is not of ourselves.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.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.More Emile Durkheim quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man seeks to learn, and man kills himself because of the loss of cohesion in his religious society; he does not kill himself because of his learning. It is certainly not the learning he acquires that disorganizes religion; but the desire for knowledge wakens because religion becomes disorganized.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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