Classical Social Theory: Marx & Durkheim on Modernity


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According to Durkheim, the type of solidarity characterized by shared sentiments and likeness is called...?

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1. According to Durkheim, the type of solidarity characterized by mutual dependency between people engaged in specialized work is called...?

2. Durkheim felt that unrestrained modernity could lead to a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals called...?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim were two significant thinkers whose work bore influence on numerous fields in philosophy and the social sciences. This assessment will test you specifically on each of their views on modernity. Some things you'll be tested on include relevant views of each figure and some key terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Durkheim's views on solidarity
  • Durkheim on unrestrained modernity
  • Marx's views on economics and modernity
  • Marx's views on capitalism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the basic views of both Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim as they apply to the concept of modernity
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of both Marx and Durkheim's views on modernity by defining some terms that they used in their theories
  • Knowledge application - draw from the information you've gone over in the attached lesson to answer questions on the specific views of Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim in relation to modernity, solidarity, economics, etc.

Additional Learning

To learn more about Marx and Durkheim's views on modernity, review the corresponding lesson called Classical Social Theory: Marx & Durkheim on Modernity. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of modernity
  • Durkheim's views on labor divisions
  • Marx's views on economics
  • Solidarity and class