What are Émile Durkheim (French sociologist) essential concepts, ideas, and/or insights regarding ethics, anomie, social bond/theory, conflict/social problems, modern order and economic systems in order to build strong societies?
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One of Durkheim's essential ideas or insights regarding ethics, is that he agreed with Kant's perspective that one's ethical actions are partially due to their duty to act in socially acceptable ways in respect to ethics and morals. But Durkheim also held the perspective that an individual acted ethically and or morally out of their own character and beliefs in the need to act in a manner that brought about the common good for themselves and society at large. This essentially means that Durkheim's perspective that good ethics may be established and enforced by society, and individuals' innate desire to act ethically and morally, is a more respectable source or foundation of ethical actions. Therefore, society must establish and enforce good ...
This tutorial describes Emile Durkheim's essential ideas, theories, and perspectives. It also compares and contrasts his ideas with other sociologists.