Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
By Samantha Hall
"It is science and not religion which has taught men that things are complex and difficult to understand"
10 interesting facts
2 He saw his sociology as the science of the genesis and functioning of institutions
3 He figured that there is two different classes to social facts
4 He has made 4 books about what he believes and what he learned
5 His very first and most important rule is that he wanted social facts to be treated as an actually thing and not some joke
6 He is credited as being one of the founders of sociology
7 He was one of the first people in the West to show how a certain person's social background affects the way that person sees the world.
8 He has worked with Karl Marx and Max Weber
9 He developed social facts
10 He argued that human societies could exist on a civil basis without religion