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Epistemology and practice : Durkheim's The elementary forms of religious life

Author: Anne Warfield Rawls
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Professor Rawls argues that Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life is the crowning achievement of his sociological endeavour and that since its publication in English in 1915 it has been consistently misunderstood. Rather than a work on primitive religion or the sociology of knowledge, Rawls asserts that it is an attempt by Durkheim to establish a unique, epistemological basis for the study of sociology  Read more...
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Named Person: Émile Durkheim
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Warfield Rawls
ISBN: 052165145X 9780521651455
OCLC Number: 54479283
Description: xiii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Durkheim's outline of the argument in the introductory chapter --
Durkheim's dualism : an anti-Kantian anti-rationalist position --
Sacred and profane : the first classification --
Totemism and the problem of individualism --
The origin of moral force --
The primacy of rites in the origin of causality --
Imitative rites and the category of causality --
The category of causality --
Logic, language and science --
Durkheim's conclusion section iv : logical argument for the categories.
Responsibility: Anne Warfield Rawls.
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