Professional Ethics and Civic Morals

Routledge (1957)
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In Professional Ethics and Civic Morals , Emile Durkheim outlined the core of his theory of morality and social rights which was to dominate his work throughout the course of his life. In Durkheim's view, sociology is a science of morals which are objective social facts, and these moral regulations form the basis of individual rights and obligations. This book is crucial to an understanding of Durkheim's sociology because it contains his much-neglected theory of the state as a moral institution, and it provides an understanding of his critique of anomie and egoistic individualism. The growing interest in cultural revolution and moral regulation make this edition of Durkheim's classic work especially timely. The new preface by Bryan Turner sets the book in its intellectual and historical context, and illustrates the relevance of this work to present day debates on the state, society, and moral regulation.
Keywords Social ethics  Professional ethics  Civics Moral and ethical aspects  Sociological jurisprudence Moral and ethical aspects
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Call number HM216.D8513 1991
ISBN(s) 1154822826   041506225X   9780415062251
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