Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French thinker, one of the founders of sociology as an independent science, the founder of professional sociology.
There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
It is science, and not religion, which has taught men that things are complex and difficult to understand.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The roles of art, morality, religion, political faith, science itself are not to repair organic exhaustion nor to provide sound functioning of the organs. All this supraphysical life is built and expanded not because of the demands of the cosmic environment but because of the demands of the social environment.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.More Emile Durkheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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