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Man seeks to learn, and man kills himself because of the loss of cohesion in his religious society; he does not kill himself because of his learning. It is certainly not the learning he acquires that disorganizes religion; but the desire for knowledge wakens because religion becomes disorganized.

Emile Durkheim

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Author Profession: Sociologist
Nationality: French
Born: April 15, 1858
Died: 1917

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