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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Le suicide : etude de sociologie
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1930
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El suicidio
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1983
Book
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by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 2008
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by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1961
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Las formas elementales de la vida religiosa
Museo de antropología (FFyH)
by Durkheim, Emile 1858-1917
Published 2007
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El suicidio Estudio de sociología
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Durkheim Emile 1858-1917
Published 2004
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by Durkheim Emile 1858-1917
Published 2012
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El suicidio estudio de sociología
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Durkheim, Émile 1858-1917
Published 2004
Book
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by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917.
Published 1915
Book
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El suicidio estudio de sociología
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Durkheim, Émile 1858-1917
Published 2008
Book
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El suicidio estudio de sociología
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Durkheim, Émile 1858-1917
Published 2008
Book
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Las reglas del método sociológico
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Durkheim, Émile 1858-1917
Published 2008
Book
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La educación moral
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 2002
Book
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Educación y sociología
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1974
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El suicidio
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1983
Book
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Las reglas del método sociológico
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Durkheim Emile 1858-1917
Published 2012
Book
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Sociología y filosofía
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 1951
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El suicidio
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 2009
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Las formas elementales de la vida religiosa
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917
Published 2016
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by Durkheim, Emile, 1858-1917.
Published 1904
Book
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