Emile Durkheim Biography

Sociologist (1858–1917)
Émile Durkheim was a pioneer of French sociology and the author of The Division of Labour in Society and Suicide.


Émile Durkheim was greatly influenced by philospher August Comte, and believed that ethical and moral structures were endangered by technology and mechanization. He felt that the division of labor produced alienation among workers, and feared the greed inspired by increased prosperity. His books include The Division of Labour in Society, Suicide, and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

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