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Unformatted text preview: 1 SOCIOLOGY 313 Development of Sociological Theory Émile Durkheim Key Points: ¡ Critically discuss the influence of Rousseau, Comte, Spencer, and Marx on Durkheimian sociology ¡ What are social facts, according to Durkheim, and how are they distinct from other phenomena in everyday life? 2 Brief biography of Émile Durkheim ¡ Born in Epinal, France in 1858 ¡ Almost went to rabbinical school ¡ Lecturer in the dept of philosophy in the University of Bourdeaux ¡ The Division of Labor in Society, 1893 ¡ The Rules of Sociological Method, 1895 ¡ Suicide, 1897 ¡ Professor of science and education at the Sorbonne, 1906 ¡ The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, 1912 ¡ Died in 1917 Durkheim and the beginning of the Professionalization of Sociology ¡ Founded the L’Annee Sociologique in 1898 ¡ Was the first Chair of Sociology, and therefore effectively created the first department of Sociology in 1913 Durkheim and Rousseau ¡ Society as an independent, sui generis, reality ¢ Society is more than the sum of its parts ¡ On social pathology ¢ egoism, anomie, forced division of labor ¡ On the problem of order ¡ On the role of education 3 Durkheim and Comte ¡ On the sociological method ¡ On social statics and dynamics ¡ On the role of science in society Durkheim and Spencer ¡ On social evolutionism ¡ On the “survival of the fittest” ¡ On the organismic metaphor and functionalism Durkheim and Marx ¡ On contemporary social conditions 4 “Man's characteristic privilege is that the bond...
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