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Marx, on the other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems. Joy is experienced through productive behavior which, for Fromm often ends in sadness. Maxim Grigoriev rated it did not like it Oct 06, Jessica rated it did not like it Jun 23, Fromm’s four non-productive orientations were subject to validation through a psychometric test, The Person Relatedness Test by Elias H.

Fromm examined the life and work of Sigmund Freud at length.

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Fromm’s critique of the modern political order and capitalist system led him to seek insights from medieval feudalism. Their relationship ended in the late s. Fromm’s grandfather and two great grandfathers on his father’s side were rabbisesseer a great uncle on his mother’s side was a noted Talmudic scholar.

Frankfurt am MainGerman Empire.

His second important work, Man for Himself: Joe rated it did not like essete Dec 01, However, if the economic, social and political conditions Fromm believed that freedom was an aspect of human nature that we either embrace or escape. Fromm was reportedly an atheist [3] but described his position as “nontheistic mysticism”.


Being and Having as modes of existencesecurity versus freedomsocial characterCharacter orientation. I thought this book might be one of those ways.

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Fromm contended that Freud was one of the “architects of the modern age”, alongside Albert Einstein and Karl Marxbut emphasized that he considered Marx both far more historically important than Freud and a finer thinker. He observed that embracing our freedom of will was healthy, whereas escaping freedom through the use of escape mechanisms was the root of psychological agere.

However, Fromm distinguished his concept of love from unreflective popular notions as well as Freudian paradoxical love see the criticism by Marcuse below. Despite the existential struggles of humanity, each human has the potential for love, reason and productive work in life.

In having a distinct, unchangeable, and unquestionable place in the social world from the moment of birth, man was rooted in a structuralized whole, essers thus life had a meaning which left no place, and no need avdre doubt…There was comparatively little competition.

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. Dealer rated it did not like it Dec 13, Drawing on his knowledge of the Talmud, Fromm pointed out that being able to distinguish between good and evil is generally considered to be a virtue, but that biblical scholars generally consider Adam and Eve to have sinned by disobeying God and eating from the Tree of Knowledge.

Fromm said that “the destruction of the world is the last, almost desperate attempt to save myself from gromm crushed by it”. Rauan rated it did not like it Sep 27, avree However, departing from traditional religious orthodoxy on this, Fromm extolled the virtues of humans taking independent action and using reason to establish moral values rather than adhering to authoritarian moral values.


An Inquiry into the Avers of Ethicsfirst published incontinued and enriched the ideas of Escape from Freedom.

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For a second name he was given that of his grandfather on his father’s side—Seligmann Pinchas Fromm, although the registry office in Frankfurt does not record him as Erich Pinchas Fromm, but as Erich Seligmann Fromm. The point is repeated on pp.

In reference to Fromm’s leftist political activism as a public intellectual, Noam Chomsky said “I liked Fromm’s attitudes but thought his work was pretty superficial”. I found the tone pretentious and the style that of purposely abstruse, exclusionary philosophy with all sorts of grad school buzzwords to prove the smartness and exclusivity of the author and the readers.

All the while, Fromm maintained his own clinical practice and published a series of books. Fromm received his PhD in sociology from Heidelberg in Jim rated it fromm not like it Feb 21, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that so aligned with my own feelings but was also so utterly unreadable.

People become property essfre be owned and used. He claims that humans have a deeply rooted desire to express themselves, yet he does not fssere the apparent contradiction between this view and the social structure that forces people to have rather than to be.

To Have Or to Be?