Émile Durkheim





Émile Durkheim


Born
in Épinal, France
April 15, 1858

Died
November 15, 1917

Genre

Influences


Much of Durkheim's work was concerned with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in modernity; an era in which traditional social and religious ties are no longer assumed, and in which new social institutions have come into being. His first major sociological work was The Division of Labor in Society (1893). In 1895, he published his Rules of the Sociological Method and set up the first European department of sociology, becoming France's first professor of sociology.

In 1896, he established the journal L'Année Sociologique. Durkheim's seminal monograph, Suicide (1897), a study of suicide rates amongst Catholic and Protestant populations, pioneered modern social research and served to distinguish social science from psych
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On Suicide: A Study in Soci...

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The Division of Labor in So...

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3.79 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 1893 — 33 editions
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Rules of Sociological Method

3.74 avg rating — 955 ratings — published 1895 — 53 editions
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Emile Durkheim on Morality ...

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Moral Education

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3.74 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1961 — 13 editions
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Selected Writings

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3.66 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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Primitive Classification

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3.54 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1967 — 17 editions
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Sociology and Philosophy

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3.61 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1953 — 17 editions
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Professional Ethics and Civ...

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“Melancholy suicide. —This is connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the patient no longer to realize sanely the bonds which connect him with people and things about him. Pleasures no longer attract;”
Émile Durkheim, On Suicide: A Study in Sociology

“When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.”
Émile Durkheim

“Man cannot become attached to higher aims and submit to a rule if he sees nothing above him to which he belongs. To free him from all social pressure is to abandon him to himself and demoralize him.”
Émile Durkheim, On Suicide: A Study in Sociology