Durkheim, Morals and Modernity
Watts Miller highlights Durkheim's communitarian route to liberalism and abolishes ill-conceived ideas that Durkheim is at heart conservative in outlook. The author shows that Durkheim's social science is rationalist, not positivist, and, in tackling all the "big questions," stands comparison with the work of David Hume and Immanuel Kant. Durkheim, Morals, and Modernity will be widely welcomed not only by students of social and political theory but also by scholars working in the fields of philosophy and history of ideas.
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abstract acceptance Annee sociologique anomie appeal argues argument aspirations attachment basic belief Boutroux causality cohesion commitment communitarian concern conflict conscience collective constitutive core criticism cult culture Delbos developing and flourishing discussion division of labour Dreyfus Affair dualism duty dynamic egoism emphasizes enlightenment essential ethics everyone's explain faith freedom groups Guyau human ideal human patrie ibid idea identity important individual interest internalist programme involves Kant Kant's Kantian kingdom of ends Latin thesis lectures on moral liberal logic man's ment metaphysics milieu modern society modern world Montesquieu moral education moral law moral science mythological truths nature obligatory organic particular connexions passage philosophical principle problem rational rationale reality reason religion religious reprinted in Durkheim republic of persons Revolution risk rules sacred says sense sentiment social and moral sociology solidarity Steven Lukes suicide supersensible symbols talk teleology things thought tion traditional understanding vidual virtue virtue ethics whole