The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Questions and Answers
by Émile Durkheim

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How and why does Durkheim view science as closer to the truth?

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I'll try to answer your question although it does not make clear what is the second term of your comparison. Science is "closer to truth" than what? Religion?

Durkheim argued that human society works as a social system, following the same model of a biological system. Because of that, social facts can be studied by...

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