By William Watts Miller
Durkheim, in his very function as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technology, sociology, has turn into like a ﬁgure in an outdated spiritual portray, enshrouded in fable and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This ebook undertakes exact, up to date investigations of Durkheim's paintings with the intention to restoration its freshness and exhibit it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific rules, inside an total narrative of his preliminary problematical look for team spirit, the way it turned a quest for the sacred and the way, on the finish of his existence, he launched into a undertaking for a brand new nice paintings on ethics. A subject operating via this can be his obstacle with a latest global in main issue and his desire in social and ethical reform. for this reason, the publication concludes with a collection of essays on sleek instances and on a difficulty that Durkheim concept could cross yet which now turns out the following to stay.
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A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred by William Watts Miller