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An analysis par excellence of our cultural neurosis. -The Nation (The Nation)
An important and challenging work. (The New York Herald Tribune)
Fromm's thought merits the critical attention of all concerned with the human condition and its future. (The Washington Post) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900 and was still living there and in Berlin Germany when Hitler took power but he managed to escape to New York which was, way back then, a bastion of freedom. Erich Fromm was a German-American Jewish social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Beginning with his first seminal work of 1941, Escape from Freedom (known in Britain as Fear of Freedom), Fromm's writings were notable as much for their social and political commentary as for their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. Indeed, Escape from Freedom is viewed as one of the founding works of political psychology. His second important work, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics, first published in 1947, continued and enriched the ideas of Escape from Freedom. Taken together, these books outlined Fromm's theory of human character, which was a natural outgrowth of Fromm's theory of human nature. Fromm's most popular book was The Art of Loving, an international bestseller first published in 1956, which recapitulated and complemented the theoretical principles of human nature found in Escape from Freedom and Man for Himself — principles which were revisited in many of Fromm's other major works. After escaping from the Nazis, Erich Fromm became an American citizen in 1940. After the war was over, Fromm moved to Mexico City where he became a professor of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He stayed in Mexico until 1974 when he returned to Switzerland. He died on March 18, 1980 in Locarno, Switzerland. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Published in 1941, Escape from Freedom is considered the masterpiece of the German social psychologist, Erich Fromm. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Collin O'Donnell
This is one of my all time favorite books; an expose' on the psychology of modern freedom. The author was originally a student of Sigmund Freud but broke away because of Freud's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bryan Pease
When I was a lad this book was held in considerable esteem. So when I saw it offered at a good price on Kindle, I decided to give it a read, hoping to gain some insights into our... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trobador
Profound and deeply insightful analysis of the psychology of modern society and it's implications for the individual. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Hughes
As full of wisdom and insight as it was decades ago. Makes you feel smarter just to read it.Published 5 months ago by David Christner
some interesting ideas............not the easiest read........more enlightening than entertaining.Published 7 months ago by Maria Wroblewski
I actually gave it to a friend, I read it a long time ago. Now I will have to order another copy for myself.Published 7 months ago by hugh d dunlop