Durkheim And Individualism

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The capitalistic system is what drives a community and the globe toward growth and progression. According to Durkheim a regulated type of capitalism is essential to that individualism develops under markets and there is now a freedom to challenge ideas. Weber theorizes more about the improvement of class, economics, agency, and meaning of how we interpret the world. Karl Marx on the contrary critiques capitalism in a way that it needs to be overthrown and a revolution needs to take place to improve and help society grow and progress. Each theorist theorizes what needs to be done in order to improve a capitalist society on a level of consensus and divergence, which their theories can better explain the process of what a capitalist society must …show more content…
Emile Durkheim’s theory is based on how society needs to become individualistic under a regulated capitalism to create harmony. He also focuses his theory on religion and suicide. As opportunities increase, individualism becomes more and more apart of people’s lives. Everyone has a …show more content…
Also human equality and society seem to consist of large and unfair inequalities to us today. (pg. 8) However, a society has power and control over the sensation of people’s minds, which is similar to how god is to his worshippers. A worshipper believes to hold a sacred belief in their unity. Society also gives this sort of everlasting dependence. Its nature is different from our own as individuals. We are appreciative by rules, which we have not made or desired. Society demands our utility as domestics. It succumbs to every sort of inconvenience, hardship, and expense, which a social life would be incomplete and impossible without. Religion is a part of society as society is a part of religion. They are similar to each other. (pg. 4) A new religion that holds people together is called sociology. This new religion is what helps harmonize society’s development and progression. (pg. 8) There is a transition from the traditional ways to a modern market “capitalist” based societies. (2/4) A collective phenomenon, that Durkheim is highly interested in, is society’s suicide rates. He theorized that people are less inclined to commit suicide if they are in poverty. The less one has the

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