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Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology - Stjepan G. Mestrovic

Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology

Paperback Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780847678679
Number Of Pages: 180

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This book proposes a new representation of Emile Durkheim, as the philosopher and moralist who wanted to renovate rationalism, challenge positivism, reform sociology, and extend Schopenhauer's philosophy to the new domain of sociology. Above all, it highlights Durkheim's vision of sociology as the 'science of morality' that would eventually replace moralities based on religion.

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Much has been written about sociology's intellectual crisis, but few promising solutions have been offered. Mestrovic nominates Durkheim as the perfect 'totem' to achieve a contemporary reconciliation of the conceptual gap characterizing modern sociology. . . . For the serious Durkheim scholar, this work is a treasure trove.--Contemporary Sociology

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Durkheim's Life as Representationp. 19
Renovated Rationalismp. 40
Anomie, the Unleashing of the Willp. 54
Intellectual Anomie and the "Cult of Truth"p. 76
Morality as Religionp. 97
Rethinking Social Integrationp. 117
The Reformation of Individualismp. 128
Referencesp. 143
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9780847678679
ISBN-10: 0847678679
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: May 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.27