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Durkheim's Philosophy Lectures: Notes from the Lycée de Sens Course, 1883–1884

Durkheim's Philosophy Lectures: Notes from the Lycée de Sens Course, 1883–1884

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Emile Durkheim
Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 7/19/2004
EAN 9780521630665, ISBN10: 0521630665

Hardcover, 358 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

Moving back and forth between the history of philosophy and the contributions of philosophers in his own day, Durkheim takes up topics as diverse as philosophical psychology, logic, ethics, and metaphysics, and seeks to articulate a unified philosophical position. Remarkably, in these lectures, given more than a decade before the publication of his groundbreaking book, The Division of Labour in Society (1893), the 'social realism' that is so characteristic of his later work - where he insists, famously, that social facts cannot be reduced to psychological or economic ones, and that such facts constrain human action in important ways - is totally absent in these early lectures. For this reason, they will be of special interest to students of the history of the social sciences, for they shed important light on the course of Durkheim's intellectual development.

Foreword
Translator's note
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part I. Preliminary Matters
1. The object and method of philosophy
2. The object and method of philosophy (conclusion)
3. Science and philosophy
4. The divisions of philosophy
Part II. Psychology
5. The object and method of psychology
6. Faculties of the soul
7. On pleasure and pain
8. The inclinations
9. The emotions and passions
10. Theory of knowledge
11. External perception and its conditions. The senses
12. External perception. The origin of the idea of externality
13. External perception. On the objectivity of the idea of externality. (1) Does the external world exist?
14. External perception. On the objectivity of the idea of externality. (2) On the nature of the external world
15. Consciousness. On the conditions of consciousness
16. Consciousness. On the origin of the idea of the self
17. Consciousness. On the nature of the self
18. Reason. The definition of reason
19. Reason. The material of reason. (1) Principles
20. Reason. The material of reason. (2) Rational or first ideas
21. Reason. Empiricism
22. Reason. Evolutionism. The theory of heredity
23. Reason. On the objectivity of rational principles
24. Faculties of conception. On the association of ideas
25. Faculties of conception. Memory
26. Faculties of conception. Imagination
27. Faculties of conception. Sleep. Dreams. Madness
28. Complex operations of the mind. Attention. Comparison. Abstraction
29. Complex operations of the mind. Generalization. Judgment. Reasoning
30. The object and method of aesthetics
31. What is beauty
32. Prettiness and the sublime. Art
33. On activity in general. Instinct
34. Habit
35. On the will and on freedom
36. On freedom (continued). Psychological determinism
37. On freedom (conclusion). Scientific determinism. Theological fatalism. Part III. Logic
38. Introduction. On logic
39. On truth. On certainty
40. On certainty (conclusion)
41. On false certainty of error
42. Skepticism
43. Ideas. Terms. Judgments. Propositions
44. Definition
45. On the syllogism
46. On induction
47. Fallacies
48. On method
49. Method in the mathematical sciences
50. The methodology of the physical sciences
51. Method in the natural sciences
52. Method in the moral sciences
53. Method in the historical sciences
54. Language
Part IV. Ethics
55. Definition and divisions of ethics
56. On moral responsibility
57. On moral law. The history of Utilitarianism
58. Critique of Utilitarianism. The morality of sentiment
59. The morality of Kant
60. The moral law
61. On duty and the good. On virtue. Rights
62A. Division of practical ethics
62B. Individual morality
63. Domestic ethics
64. Civic ethics
65. General duties of social life
66. General duties of social life. (1) The duty of justice
67. General duties of social life. (2) Charity
68. Summary of ethics
Part V. Metaphysics
69. Metaphysics. Preliminary considerations
70. On the soul and its existence
71. On the spirituality of the soul (conclusion). On materialism
72. The relationship between the soul and the body
73. On the immortality of the soul
74. On God. Metaphysical proofs of his existence
75. Critique of metaphysical proofs of the existence of God
76. Explanation and critique of the physiotheological proof
77. Critique of the physiotheological proof (conclusion). Moral proofs and the existence of God
78. The nature and attributes of God
79. The relationship between God and the world. Dualism, pantheism, and creation
80. The relationship between God and the world (conclusion). Providence, evil, optimism, and pessimism
Appendix
biographical glossary
Index.