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The Art of Loving

The Art of Loving Description:

The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love br br Most people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters love that is compounded of maturity self knowledge and courage As with every art love demands practice and concentration as well as genuine insight and understanding br br In his classic work i The Art of Loving i renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects not only romantic love steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations but also brotherly love erotic love self love the love of God and the love of parents for their children

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Escape from Freedom

Escape from Freedom Description:

If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom it will probably turn to authoritarianism This is the central idea of i Escape from Freedom i 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 Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems 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 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 br

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

To Have or to Be? The Nature of the Psyche

To Have or to Be? The Nature of the Psyche Description:

To Have Or to Be is one of the seminal books of the second half of the th century Nothing 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 His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind the having mode which concentrates on material possessions power and aggression and is the basis of the universal evils of greed envy and violence and the being mode which is based on love the pleasure of sharing and in productive activity To Have Or to Be is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change gt

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness Description:

In this provocative book the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz and behavior psychologist B F Skinner

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Art of Being

The Art of Being Description:

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Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics Description:

Erich Fromm fought long and hard for the rights and freedoms of the individual He also recognized that fundamental to this pursuit is the promotion of self knowledge In encouraging people to analyze their own behavior Fromm identified the crucial link between psychology and ethics that underpins all our actions Moreover he saw in this a way out of the meaningless impasse which he regarded as the plight of the modern human race The task that Fromm sets himself therefore in em Man for Himself em is no less than to identify what man is how he ought to live and how the tremendous energies within man can be released and used productively The resulting book is ample witness to Fromm s success It makes for exciting illuminating even life changing reading

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Sane Society

The Sane Society Description:

Social psychologist Erich Fromm s seminal exploration of the profound ills of modern society and how best to overcome them br br One of Fromm s main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual In this study he reaches further and asks i Can a society be sick i He finds that it can arguing that Western culture is immersed in a pathology of normalcy that affects the mental health of individuals br br In b The Sane Society b Fromm examines the alienating effects of modern capitalism and discusses historical and contemporary alternatives particularly communitarian systems Finally he presents new ideas for a re organization of economics politics and culture that would support the individual s mental health and our profound human needs for love and freedom

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Psychoanalysis and Religion

Psychoanalysis and Religion Description:

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Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Marx's Concept of Man

Marx's Concept of Man Description:

b A provocative new view of Marx stressing his humanist philosophy and challenging both Soviet distortion and Western ignorance of his basic thinking b

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths

The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths Description:

Renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm investigates the universal language of symbols expressed through dream and myths and how it illuminates our humanity br br In this study Erich Fromm opens up the world of symbolic language the one foreign language that each of us must learn Understanding symbols he posits helps us reach the hidden layers of our individual personalities as well as connect with our common human experiences br br By grasping the symbolic language of dreams Fromm explains we can then also understand the deeper wisdom of myths art and literature This also gives us access to what we and our society usually repress Fromm shares the history of dream interpretations and demonstrates his analysis of many types of dreams

Rating: 3.29 out of 5