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Emile Durkheim

French sociologist who’s widely regarded as the daddy of contemporary sociology. He set up the first Western european section of sociology, became France’s initial sociology teacher, and published a number of important functions, including 1893’s The Department of Labour in Culture and 1897’s Suicide. In 1879, he was accepted into Ecole Normale Superieure, where he researched alongside intellectual heavyweights like Henri Bergson and Jean Juares. His perception that religious beliefs was an organization of social origins rather than divine one produced him an outsider in his period and gained him criticism from contemporaries like Arnold truck Gennep. He originated from a long type of French Jewish rabbis including his dad, grandfather and great-grandfather. He previously children called Andre and Marie. His function inspired fellow French intellectuals like philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.

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