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[durk-hahym; French dyr-kem]
  1. É·mile [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/, 1858–1917, French sociologist and philosopher.
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Historical Examples

  • Let us take for example Durkheim's theory of Division of Labour.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Durkheim says that the Germans' organized system of ideas is a cause of war.

  • Durkheim applied Darwin's natural selection to labor division.

  • The argument, in fact, falls to pieces of its own weight, as Durkheim has shown.

  • This is the view of Dr. Durkheim, who explains the blood superstition.

British Dictionary definitions for durkheim


  1. Émile (emil). 1858–1917, French sociologist, whose pioneering works include De la Division du travail social (1893)
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