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Émile durkheim

Feeling Weird?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

There are many words which deal with feelings of strangeness and estrangement. Freud and Heidegger both talked of Unheimlichkeit or the feeling of the...

Remember When the Music Didn't Suck

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.12.2014 | Home
Galanty Miller

Two summers ago, I visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Rihanna's dress was on display, which is sort of like putting Joe Namath's jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. It doesn't really belong.

The Absence of Presence

Francis Levy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is not really there? It could be them or you. Either the person in question is quite distant and removed be...

Doubt Is The Heart Of Belief

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Home
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Doubt does not undermine belief. It is central to belief, an indispensable part of accepting God and the mandates of a religious tradition. Even fervent believers have doubts -- lots of them.

Has Science Explained Religion?

KidSpirit | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home

Although Durkheim, Dawkins, and Alper's explanations are all incomplete, together, they only cover three perspectives of approaching religion in its entirety. Finally, I ask: Will, or can, science ever explain religion?

From Occupy Wall Street to Durkheim: What Is Solidarity?

Brandi Williams and Nick Snoux | Posted 03.04.2012 | Detroit
Brandi Williams and Nick Snoux

The Occupy Wall Street movement seems to be at a transition period, attempting to go from a primitive version of society to a more complex version, accompanied by the development of a more systematic division of labor.