Émile Durkheim

David Émile Durkheim ( or ; 15 April 1858 – 15 November 1917) was a French sociologist. He formally established the academic discipline of sociology and—with W. E. B. Du Bois, Karl Marx and Max Weber—is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science.

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 Labour in Society'' (1893). In 1895, he published ''The Rules of Sociological Method'' and set up the first European department of sociology, becoming France's first professor of sociology. In 1898, he established the journal ''L'Année Sociologique''. Durkheim's seminal monograph, ''Suicide'' (1897), a study of suicide rates in Catholic and Protestant populations, pioneered modern social research and served to distinguish social science from psychology and political philosophy. ''The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life'' (1912) presented a theory of religion, comparing the social and cultural lives of aboriginal and modern societies.

Durkheim was also deeply preoccupied with the acceptance of sociology as a legitimate science. He refined the positivism originally set forth by Auguste Comte, promoting what could be considered as a form of epistemological realism, as well as the use of the hypothetico-deductive model in social science. For him, sociology was the science of institutions, if this term is understood in its broader meaning as "beliefs and modes of behaviour instituted by the collectivity" and its aim being to discover structural social facts. Durkheim was a major proponent of structural functionalism, a foundational perspective in both sociology and anthropology. In his view, social science should be purely holistic; that is, sociology should study phenomena attributed to society at large, rather than being limited to the specific actions of individuals.

He remained a dominant force in French intellectual life until his death in 1917, presenting numerous lectures and published works on a variety of topics, including the sociology of knowledge, morality, social stratification, religion, law, education, and deviance. Durkheimian terms such as "collective consciousness" have since entered the popular lexicon. Provided by Wikipedia
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Las reglas del método sociológico
Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño
by Durkheim, Émile.
Published 2012
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1974
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by Durkheim, Émile
Published 1982
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La educación moral
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1947
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1927
Book
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1928
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De la division du travail social
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1932
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1937
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1932
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De la division du travail social
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1926
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Article
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1925
Book
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1967
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1992
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Escritos selectos
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1993
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Article
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by Durkheim, Emile
Published 2001
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Las reglas del método sociológico
Escuela de Trabajo Social
by Durkheim, Emile
Published 1970
Book
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