By William Watts Miller
Durkheim, in his very function as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technological know-how, sociology, has develop into like a ﬁgure in an outdated non secular portray, enshrouded in fable and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This e-book undertakes precise, updated investigations of Durkheim's paintings which will restoration its freshness and exhibit it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific rules, inside of an total narrative of his preliminary difficult look for unity, 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 topic operating via this can be his problem with a latest international in quandary and his desire in social and ethical reform. for that reason, the publication concludes with a collection of essays on sleek occasions and on a main issue that Durkheim inspiration could go yet which now turns out right here to stay.
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A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred by William Watts Miller