Durkheim’s sociological ethics

  title={Durkheim’s sociological ethics},
  author={C. W. Maris},
Emile Durkheim (1858–1917) was a contemporary and compatriot of Guyau, but his approach to morality as expressed in the collection Sociology and Philosophy was totally different. His work was a continuation of Comte’s sociology, and one cannot expect a sociologist to pay much attention to the intensive evolution of the individual’s life. However, there are some correspondences between the theories of Guyau and Durkheim. They both dismiss Spencer’s ‘economic’ view of life. Durkheim also believes… CONTINUE READING