This Day in Jewish History / ‘Apostle to Friends, Secular Pope to Enemies’ Is Born

Emile Durkheim lost faith in religion but believed in a scientific approach to philosophy, thus created the discipline of sociology

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April 15, 1858, is the birthdate of Emile Durkheim, the “father” of the academic discipline of sociology, as well as a pioneer in the establishment of the social sciences in general in his native France. He...