Durkheim: Essays on Morals and Education (Paperback)W. S. F. Pickering (editor)
Paperback 230 Pages / Published: 27/02/2014
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Emile Durkheim, whose writings still exert a great influence over sociological thought, has often been called the father of the sociology of education. He lectured extensively on the subject, and was convinced of its necessary place in social theory. But his work cannot be fully understood unless it is realized that he had an overriding concern form morals. He saw the relationship between morals and education as almost that of theory to practice, yet he never wrote a systematic work on the subject of morals, although for some time he planned such a book and managed just before he died in 1917 to write the opening introduction. This collection of Durkheim's work on morals and education brings together many items translated into English for the first time. A wide selection of articles, reviews and discussions has been included in this book, covering such subjects as, defining morals, the science of morality, moral facts, relativism, the relation of science to morality; and in education, problems of definition, childhood, sex education, Rousseau's 'Emile', teaching secular morality and the effectiveness of moral doctrines. The book also included an introduction to each of the two sections, as well as bibliographies which deal with Durkheim's own works on morals and education, together with those covering references to his writing on these subjects written by others.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
"... The substantial introductions and notes by the editor William Pickering bring an indispensable amount of contextualization and precision... Sociologists and completists in the history of sociology will find here many obscure textes which are not without merit." Yves Laberge, Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 4, 2014 "W.S.F. Pickering has made available to the English speaking-world Emile Durkheim's works in Morals and Education...The structure of Pickering's book is of great value for research on Durkheim ad well as moral philosophy and philosophy of education." David Bellusci, O.P., Science et Esprit, vol 66, issue 3, (2014) Essays on Morals and Education consists mostly of various articles written about one century ago by Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) and cleverly selected by W S F Pickering. Therefore, this is a book of vintage writings by Emile Durkheim, including 14 obscure articles, speeches, drafts, and book reviews first published in France in early 20th Century. Yves Laberge, Theological Book Review, volume 26, no 1, 2014 W.S.F. Pickering has made available to the English speaking-world Emile Durkheim's works in Morals and Education. As the title indicates, this book is not about Durkheim, but rather, Pickering brings together original texts translated by H. L. Sutcliffe. The structure of Pickering's book is of great value for research on Durkheim as well as moral philosophy and philosophy of education.[...]Pickering's edition is a valuable work in Durkheim scholarship because of the material that Pickering puts together in the two parts of the book, Education and Morals. The selected essays provide a broad perspective on Durkheim's thought. David Bellusci O.P., Science et Esprit 66/2, 2014
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