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ryans [Some key terms of Durkheim]
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 * Patterns of society, institutions,​ rules, and norms, in other words, social facts, exist because they **function** as part of a total system. It does not necessarily matter what people believe the purpose or reason for a social fact is. It stays in place because it reinforces other patterns, and the society as a whole. Many social facts exist because they reinforce mechanical or organic solidarity. ​ * Patterns of society, institutions,​ rules, and norms, in other words, social facts, exist because they **function** as part of a total system. It does not necessarily matter what people believe the purpose or reason for a social fact is. It stays in place because it reinforces other patterns, and the society as a whole. Many social facts exist because they reinforce mechanical or organic solidarity. ​
 * **Sacred and profane**: All societies must have at least one social fact, the distinction between sacred and profane. Sacred things are things set aside and forbidden. Profane things are normal, everyday things with no special meaning or importance. ​ * **Sacred and profane**: All societies must have at least one social fact, the distinction between sacred and profane. Sacred things are things set aside and forbidden. Profane things are normal, everyday things with no special meaning or importance. ​
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 +## Durkheim and relativism ##
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 +Is Durkheim saying that the sacred is whatever people in a society say is sacred? ​
  
 ## Why must a society worship itself? ## ## Why must a society worship itself? ##
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