Discussion Questions Emile Durkheim Introduction to Part II and The Rules of Sociological Method

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Discussion Questions Emile Durkheim Introduction to Part II

What was Durkheim's vision of sociology? Can you discuss it giving examples and comparing it to other disciplines?


Regarding the origin of categories of thought and action, Durkheim suggested that categories are collective representations. Can you explain what he means by that?


Discussion Questions for Emile Durkheim The Rules of Sociological Method

Durkheim was concerned to distinguish social facts, which he sometimes described as "states of the collective mind," from the forms these states manifested through private, individual minds. Can you elaborate on this distinction?

What are the rules Durkheim discusses for the explanation of Social Facts, how do you think they helped to establish sociology as a discipline?

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