Who is Emile Durkheim?

  • (noun): French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917).
    Synonyms: Durkheim

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    While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
    —Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)