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‘On the General Physics of Law and Morality, 4th Year of the Course, 1st Lecture, December 2, 1899, Course Outline: On Penal Sanctions’
Émile Durkheim, edited and translated by François Pizarro Noël, and Ronjon Paul Datta
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W. S .F. Pickering
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Introduction, Translation Notes, and Comments
Ronjon Paul Datta and François Pizarro Noël
de sociologie containing lecture notes for ‘Physique des mœurs et du droit’ (1950), published in English as Professional Ethics and Civic Morals ( 1992) . They were discovered at Eveline Halphen's house (Durkheim's granddaughter). The first
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