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Durkheim, Morals And Modernity

ISBN 9781138968004
Published June 22, 2016 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

Thorough and wide-ranging examination of the science of morals, reviving and defending the tradition of a scientific approach to ethics. Engages with recent debates on modernism and morality, demonstrating the contemporary relevance of Durkheim's ideas. This book is intended for social and political theory, philosophy of science and Durkheimian studies within sociology, philosophy and politics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Durkheim’s project; Part I “America”; Chapter One Developing a moral science; Chapter Two Towards a new spirit of the laws; Chapter Three The division of labour; Chapter Four The organic self; Chapter Five Modern ills and modern ideals; Part II The kingdom and the republic; Chapter Six Virtue ethics: duty and the good; Chapter Seven Rational ethics: autonomy; Chapter Eight From the kingdom of ends to the republic of persons; Chapter Nine A secular religion?; Chapter Ten The cult of man;

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