... Durkheim: The Social Facts This paper investigates into one of the most significant contributions to sociological science made by one of the most famous sociologists of the world – Emile Durkheim. The social facts, according to Durkheim, make the subject matter of sociology and separate it into an independent science. We will investigate into the concept of the social fact, give their example, determine what not a social fact is, and analyze views of modern sociologists on Durkheim’s works by means of analysis of an article Relationship Transitions Among Older Cohabitors: The Role of Health, Wealth, and Family Ties by Jonathan Vespa.
Emile Durkheim: The Social Facts
Emile Durkheim is c...