Durkheim’s Suicide

  title={Durkheim’s Suicide},
  author={Steve C. Taylor},
The spirit of scientific endeavour and the growth of scientific knowledge in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries increasingly drew the observer towards the conclusion that, as Morris puts it, ‘the things and events he experienced were determined and controlled by forces within the world rather than outside it’.1 The spectacular advances of the natural sciences led many to the belief that diligent application of the same principles and procedures to the study of human behaviour would… CONTINUE READING