Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
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]
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]
When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.More Emile Durkheim quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.More Emile Durkheim quotes [09/23/2011 11:09:14]

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