The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Constable Robinson. This classic work by psychologist and social philosopher eric Fromm builds upon his previous popular book To Have or to Be? The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being.
The Art of LovingHarperCollins Publishers. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life. Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts—a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage.
Even more than any other art it demands genuine insight and understanding. In this classic work, self-love, erotic love, children, brotherly love, but also love of parents, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, Fromm explores love in all its aspects--not only romantic love, and the love of God.
. Learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love.
To Have or To Be? Bloomsbury RevelationsNothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm. To have or to be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change. HarperCollins Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. To have or to be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century.
His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, power, which is based on love, which concentrates on material possessions, and aggression, and violence; and the being mode, envy, the pleasure of sharing, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, and in productive activity.
Escape from FreedomFew books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm's work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.
If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. HarperCollins Publishers. This is the central idea of escape from freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941.
If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. Used book in Good Condition. Holt Paperbacks.
Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of EthicsUsed book in Good Condition. From the broad, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philosophy and ethics, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm's distinguished oeuvre, and that human nature cannot be understood without understanding the values and moral conflicts that confront us all.
In man for himself, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, become the helpless prey forces both within and without. He shows that an ethical system can be based on human nature rather than on revelations or traditions.
As fromm asserts, "if man is to have confidence in values, he must know himself and the capacity of his nature for goodness and productiveness. HarperCollins Publishers. Holt Paperbacks.
The Sane SocietyFromm examines man's escape into overconformity and the danger of robotism in contemporary industrial society: modern humanity has, he maintains, been alienated from the world of their own creation. The sane society is a continuation and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts Erich Fromm first formulated in Escape from Freedom; it is also, in many ways, an answer to Freud's Civilization and its Discontents.
. Here fromm offers a complete and systematic exploration of his "humanistic psychoanalysis. In so doing, he counters the profound pessimism for our future that Freud expressed and sets forth the goals of a society in which the emphasis is on each person and on the social measures designed to further function as a responsible individual.
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The Anatomy of Human DestructivenessHolt Paperbacks. F. Renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm examines the causes and effects of people’s violent tendencies in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. In this provocative book, the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock argued about the roots of human nature by exploring the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz and behavior psychologist B.
Used book in Good Condition. Skinner: are people inherently antagonistic or do people learn hostility from their environment and the actions of those around them?Drawing from neurophysiology and anthropology studies and findings, Fromm presents fascinating ideas about how the human character and condition developed―and continues to develop―in contemporary society.
A book by erich fromm is always intelligent and contains much of interest and insight, and this one is no exception. The new york Times HarperCollins Publishers. Holt McDougal.
The Art of ListeningFor fromm, the analyst is his or her own next patient, as the patient becomes his or her analyst. HarperCollins Publishers. This volume fulfills his wish. Holt Paperbacks. As fromm envisioned, each chapter is structured to capture the informality and intimacy of his psychoanalytic work so that readers get a new and different sense of Fromm's humanism, honesty and insight.
Used book in Good Condition. Not intended as a textbook about psychoanalytic therapy, these reflections provide welcome new information about Fromm the therapist and the way he dealt with the psychological suffering of his patients. Holt McDougal. Although erich fromm intended to publish his work as a practicing psychotherapist, these plans were never realized in his lifetime.
These talks and seminars, given by fromm between 1964 and his death in 1980, deal with the issues between analyst and analysand that go to the heart of the psychoanalytic process. Used book in Good Condition.
The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and EvilUsed book in Good Condition. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections. Midwest book reviewfromm’s follow-up to Escape from Freedom and The Art of Loving is a keen study of violence on a small scale leading to the specter of mass destruction. Holt Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition.
The american mental health foundation's Fromm titles are timely, directly relevant to modern psychological and social issues, and bring absolutely invaluable humanist messages to temper psychology's scientific and healing discipline. The heart of man questions human nature itself, from the forms of violence that plague it to individual and social narcissism to how the positive value of "love of life" can potentially outweigh the destructive "syndrome of decay" caused by the love of death and other harmful tendencies of thought.
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On Disobedience: Why Freedom Means Saying "No" to Power Resistance LibraryHarperCollins Publishers. Fromm sees both capitalism and totalitarian communism moving toward a life-denying industrial bureaucracy, the ideals of a true humanistic socialism in which people take precedence over things, and berates the one system for ignoring, life over property, the other for betraying, and work over capital.
As timely today as when it was first published, On Disobedience is a significant work of the 20th century that generations of readers will turn to for inspiration. In times of crisis, the great works of philosophy help us make sense of the world. In democracies, where the power to implement irreversible destruction rests in the hands of the few, the individual also needs to retain his ability to dissent and to speak “no” to those in power.
In the face of these conformist pressures in whichever form they take, modern man must seek an authentic expression in order to retain his deepest sense of self. At the same time, a kind of conformity has arisen in western democracies, only brought about by more subtle means of massive consumerism. Holt Paperbacks.
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