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By William Watts Miller

Durkheim, in his very function as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technology, sociology, has develop into like a figure in an previous spiritual portray, enshrouded in delusion and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This ebook undertakes targeted, up to date investigations of Durkheim's paintings to be able to restoration its freshness and exhibit it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific principles, inside of an total narrative of his preliminary troublesome look for team spirit, the way it grew to become a quest for the sacred and the way, on the finish of his existence, he launched into a venture for a brand new nice paintings on ethics. A topic working via this can be his problem with a latest global in difficulty and his wish in social and ethical reform. consequently, the booklet concludes with a collection of essays on sleek instances and on a quandary that Durkheim idea might cross yet which now turns out right here to stay.

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