Durkheim, Morals And Modernity

W Watts Miller, 1996

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Thorough and wide-ranging examination of the science of morals, reviving and defending the tradition of a scientific approach to ethics. Engages with recent debates on modernism and morality, demonstrating the contemporary relevance of Durkheim’s ideas. This book is intended for social and political theory, philosophy of science and Durkheimian studies within sociology, philosophy and politics.

Table of contents :
Book Cover……Page 1
Title……Page 4
Contents……Page 5
Acknowledgements……Page 8
Introduction: Durkheim’s project……Page 10
Developing a moral science……Page 34
Towards a new spirit of the laws……Page 56
The division of labour……Page 82
The organic self……Page 104
Modern ills and modern ideals……Page 126
Virtue ethics: duty and the good……Page 150
Rational ethics: autonomy……Page 172
From the kingdom of ends to the republic of persons……Page 194
A secular religion?……Page 216
The cult of man……Page 238
Conclusion: from ~is~ to ~ought~……Page 260
Notes……Page 272
References……Page 280
Index……Page 292