SOC375- PowerPoints Durkheim - Durkheims Originality Basic...

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Durkheim’s Originality Basic thesis and concern: what holds society together – and what brakes it apart (anomie) 1st book: Division of Labor (1893) = history of society – but different from any normal history 2nd book Rules of Sociological Method (1895): what do we study? “social facts” : their resistance 3rd book: Suicide (1897) – What makes people happy? Economists? A good society. Sign of this: suicide… 4th book: Elementary Forms (1912): what is religion? Causality? Time? Conceptual categories? The soul? Who dares to ask these questions? Who can answer them?
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How to Become a Good Thinker “If you wish to mature your thought, devote yourself to the study of a great master . Take a system apart , lying bare its inner most secrets, this is what I did and my master was Renouvier” - Durkheim
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Emile Durkheim – Life 1858 Born in Epinal 1875 Moves to Paris 1879 Enters Ecole Normal Supérieure to study philosophy 1882 Formal education finished 1882-1887 Professor of Philosophy in highschool (Lycée) 1885-86 Trip to Germany 1887 Assistant Professor of Pedagogy and Social Science in Bordeaux; marries Louise Dreyfus (two children: Marie and André) 1892 Doctor in philosophy 1902 Assistant Professor in pedagogy in Paris 1906 Full Professor in Pedagogy in Paris 1913 Becomes Professor in Pedadagogy and Sociology at the Sorbonne 1915 Son André dies 1917 Dies in Paris
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Emile Durkheim – Works 1893 Main thesis: The Division of Labor in Society 1893 Minor thesis: Montesquieu’s Contribution to the Rise of Social Science (in latin) 1895 The Rules of Sociological Method 1895-96 [Course:] Socialism 1897 Suicide: A Study in Sociology 1902-03 [Course:] Moral Education: A Study in the Theory and Application of the Sociology of Edcation 1904-05 [Course:] The Evolution of Educational Thought in in France 1912 Elementary Forms of Religious Life
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