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The Anatomy of Human. Destructiveness. Erich Fromm. HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON. New York Chicago San Francisco. In a world in which violence in every form seems to be increasing, Erich Fromm has treated this problem with deep perception in the most. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness has ratings and 63 reviews. Raya راية said: ما دام المرء يعتقد أن الإنسان الشرير يحمل قرنين، فإنه لن يكتشف شر.

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His current hypothesis is only corroborated by his previous study on gods: It is the position of those who are neither “optimists” nor “pessimists,” but radicals who have rational faith in man’s ability to avoid the ultimate catastrophe. This is an absolutely brilliant book by one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th century. In the second part, my favorite, Fromm discusses human psychology and society in an evolutionary context.

Fromm’s theory is edich rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. I shall reread it again this year.

This man to me, his contributions to psychology and to the understanding of wnatomy world and the human condition eclipse those of Freud and Jung. No trivia or quizzes yet. I wished to have read a shorter and less theoretical work of his hjman my first book from him, but this is a masterpiece of thought and analysis. I skimmed the first eight chapters and then read thoroughly the last five, on aggression. Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man’s destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and behaviorists like Skinner, who maintain that there destrkctiveness no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. Freud, of course, emphasized the unconscious, biological drives, repression, and Erich Fromm, Ph.


Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

View all 10 comments. Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: To be sure, there are severe limitations to personal development determined by the social structure. Destructiveness can therefore be reduced destructivness changing man’s socioeconomic conditions.

Uploaded by FriedrichW on February 24, For example, I believed that humanity was more violent during prehistoric times because individuals had to compete for food and resources. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Although there were a few disagreements and killings, there was no indication whatsoever that there was war in the two thousand years of the city’s existence. Needs to be read by anyone who has wryly shook his head at the species’ capacity for destructive behaviour From inside the book.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Situations in the Second World War feature ‘the technicalization of destruction, and with it the removal of the full affective recognition of what one is doing. Other than saying “hello” to folks as they came in, there really wasn’t much to do but go off to Stuart Brent books around the corner during the lunch break.

I like his answers, it’s a maladjusted attempt to deal with life, one way is the nihilistic destroy that which I don’t understand or the sadistic control that which I don’t underst I would recommend anyone to read any of Fromm’s work. Sep 05, John G. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels.

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The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

Fromm mendahului buku dengan membedakan sudut pandang insting dan Meskipun kualitas terjemahan edisi Indonesia ini masih bisa ditingkatkan, paparan Erich Fromm masih bisa terbaca dengan cukup jelas. Critical and radical thought will only bear fruit when it is blended with the most precious quality man is endowed with – the love of life.


Fromm builds up on both the observations made by Lorenz as well as anthropological studies destrkctiveness order to paint man as also an animal: Refresh and try again. I keep re-reading his books from time to time. The latter is broadened far beyond the usual sexual connotation and seems to be Fromm’s most significant innovation. In a world in which violence seems to be increasing, social philosopher Erich Fromm has treated this haunting question with depth and scope in the most original and far-reaching work of his brilliant career.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. In the last part of this text, he discusses, “Malignant Aggression: When we stop looking for those horns, and recognize evil as evil, we may prevent atrocities such as the Holocaust or the New Economic Policy from ever taking place.

He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Oct 02, Abby rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About The Anatomy of Hu Only when men could create material things by intellect, i.

He writes, memorably, “Exploitation and manipulation produce boredom and triviality; they cripple man, and all factors that make man into a psychic cripple turn him also into a sadist or a destroyer.

When reading this book, I remember a National Geographic episode showing the most dangerous cat variety. House cat kills anything, while tiger and lion merely kill their food. Civilization, uuman course, was the reason, where only when men could create material things by intellect, i.

If the person has failed to grow