By William Watts Miller
Durkheim, in his very function as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technological know-how, 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 particular, up to date investigations of Durkheim's paintings in order to restoration its freshness and display it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific principles, inside of an total narrative of his preliminary not easy look for team spirit, the way it turned a quest for the sacred and the way, on the finish of his lifestyles, he launched into a venture for a brand new nice paintings on ethics. A subject operating via this is often his crisis with a contemporary global in problem and his desire in social and ethical reform. consequently, the e-book concludes with a collection of essays on smooth instances and on a problem that Durkheim inspiration may go yet which now turns out the following to stay.
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A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred by William Watts Miller