There are some good things about this edition, though.
That's why this book is more relevant for someone reading about 20th century philosophy then someone seeking to become a sociologist in the 21st century.
Even outside of the religious sphere, one can begin to observe that much that is assumed as "truth" is a function of social convention.
This is not complete translation so if you need not just to have a general idea about the book but work out Durkheim's aphorism or argument or whatever, I wouldn't recommend to use... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Luo
It is a weird idea to abridge the book, which I suppose is mostly read for assignment, work or serious interest.Published 18 months ago by Simon Chu
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This book blew my mind away! This book was a part of a religious seminar I was taking, and it was my favorite work from the semester.Published on December 29, 2012 by Daniella Escalona
Much of the taken-for-granted substance of contemporary sociology is due to Emile Durkheim. His influence is greater than that of Marx or even the often cited and much lauded Max... Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by not a natural
Is there any shame in reading an abridged version of this book? Dear lord, I hope not. You could probably condense the take-away from this book in two sentence: Society creates... Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by S. Pactor