Durkheim’s study of socialism, first published in English in 1959, is a document of exceptional intellectual interest and a genuine milestone in the history of sociological theory. It presents us with the sociological theories of a truly first-rate thinker and his extensive commentary upon another key figure in the history of sociological thought, Henri Saint-Simon. The core of this volume contains Durkheim’s presentation of Saint-Simon’s ideas, their sources and their development.
Table of Contents
1. Definition of Socialism 2. Socialism and Communism 3. Socialism in the Eighteenth Century 4. Sismondi 5. The Life and Work of Saint-Simon 6. The Doctrine of Saint-Simon: The Foundation of Positivism 7. Historic Origins of the Industrial System and the Doctrine of Saint-Simon 8. The Organisation of the Industrial System 9. Internationalism and Religion 10. Saint-Simon - Critical Conclusions 11. The Saint-Simon School