Socialism Author:Emile Durkehim This famous study of the development of socialism, by the greatest of French sociologists, continues to be a rich source of insight into both socialist thought and Durkheim's theories. This important and influential work treats socialist in its most dynamic sense: as a social and moral philosophy, a way of life and thought. It provides a usefu... more »l perspective on the nature of socialist thought before Lenin, carefully defining the differences between communism and socialism.
This first English translation of Le Socialisme reveals Saint-Simon's profound influence upon the author's thinking. Durkheim devotes a major part of the book to an examination of the doctrines of this early 19th century socialist, the common ancestor of such notable theorists as Comte, Marx, and the author himself.« less