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Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society (Heritage of Sociology)

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Emile Durkheim is best known in this country as a great sociologist and methodologist. Yet it was Durkheim's reflections on morality and society that spoke most deeply of his vital concerns. In his informative introduction to this work, Robert N. Bellah describes Durkheim as moralist, philosopher, theologian, and prophet, as well as sociologist, and the selections in this volume are representative of these aspects of Durkheim's many-faceted scholarship.

The first two selections of the volume set the context for the development of Durkheim's sociology of morality. Section I, "The French Tradition of Social Thought," gives Durkheim's picture of how his sociology is to be situated relative to the general French tradition. Section II, "Sociology and Social Action," shows Durkheim grappling with moral and political issues in his society and indicates the immediate social context of his thinking.

The remaining selections indicate some of the major substantive areas of Durkheim's sociology of morality. Section III, taken from The Division of Labor in Society, demonstrates his basically evolutionary approach to the development of moral norms in society. Section IV, "The Learning of Morality," gives examples of Durkheim's work on socialization. Section V, "Social Creativity," deals with the important question of how new moral norms arise in society.

Synopsis:

The first two sections of this volume set the context for the development of Durkheim's sociology of morality. Section I, 'The French Tradition of Social Thought, ' gives Durkheim's picture of how his sociology is to be situated relative to the general French tradition. Section II, 'Sociology and Social Action, ' shows Durkheim grappling with moral and political issues in his society and indicates the immediate social context of his thinking. The remaining sections indicate some of the major substantive areas of Durkheim's sociology of morality.

About the Author

Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Robert N. Bellah

I. The French Tradition of Social Thought

1. Sociology in France in the Nineteenth Century

II. Sociology and Social Action

2. Address to the Lycéens of Sens

3. The Principles of 1789 and Sociology

4. Individualism and the Intellectuals

5. The Intellectual Elite and Democracy

III. The Evolution of Morality

6. Progressive Preponderance of Organic Solidarity

7. Organic Solidarity and Contractual Solidarity

8. Division of Labor in Society: Consequences

9. Division of Labor in Society: Conclusion

IV. The Learning of Morality

10. The Dualism of Human Nature and Its Social Conditions

V. Social Creativity

11. Origin of the Idea of the Totemic Principle or Mana

12. Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Notes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226173368
Editor:
Bellah, Robert Neelly
Author:
Bellah, Robert Neelly
Illustrator:
Bellah, Robert N.
Editor:
Bellah, Robert N.
Author:
Bellah, Robert N.
Author:
Durkheim, Emile
Author:
Bellah, Robert Neelly
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociologists
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Biography-Sociologists
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Heritage of Sociology Series
Publication Date:
19750231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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