Of Durkheim's key works the most neglected is Professional Ethics and Civic Morals. This is not only careless it is also negligent for the book makes a seminal contribution to our understanding of the State. Durkheim's characterization of the State as the ultimate moral force in society is an important contrast to the views outlined by both Marx and Weber.
About the Author
Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) was one of the founders of sociology and social anthropology. He also believed that education was vitally important in sustaining a moral life and was deeply involved in the campaign for educational reform in France.
Table of ContentsPreface by H.N. Kubali Preface to the Second Edition by Bryan S. Turner Introduction by Georges Davy 1. Professional Ethics, 2. Professional Ethics (continued), 3. Professional Ethics (End), 4. Civic Morals - Definition of the State, 5. Civic Morals
(continued) - Relation of the State and the Individual, 6. Civic Morals (continued) - The state of the Individual - Patriotism, 7. Civic Morals (continued) - Form of the State - Democracy, 8. Civic Morals (continued) - Form of the State - Democracy 9. Form of the State - Democracy, 10.
Duties in General, Independent of any Social Grouping - Homicide, 11. The Rule Prohibiting Attacks on Property, 12. The Right of Property, 13. The Right of Property (continued), 14. The Right of Property (continued), 15. The Right of Contract, 16. Morals of Contractual Relations
(continued), 17. The Right of Contract (end), 18. Morals of Contractual Relations (end), Index