Professional Ethics and Civic Morals – Emile Durkheim


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??mile Durkheim is one of the founding fathers of sociology and ‘Professional Ethics and Civic Morals’ is one of his most neglected yet insightful works. Durkheim’s view that the instability of industrial society was connected to the decline of religion and his characterization of the state as the ultimate moral force in society reveal his lifelong engagement with the relationship between the individual and society. Arguing that the state has a vital role to play in moral life, Durkheim also argues that the state had a duty to protect the rights of the individual, via a form of cosmopolitan patriotism.