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People become property to be owned and used. Marx, on the other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems. 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.
Avee outlined three of the most common escape mechanisms: The thinking processes attempt to organize this whole cesspool of illusions according to the laws of plausibility. He differentiates his theory of character from that of Freud by focusing on two ways an individual avdre to the world.
Fromm lists four types of nonproductive character orientation, which he called receptive, exploitative, hoarding, and marketing, and one positive character orientation, which he called productive. Fromm considered love to be an interpersonal creative capacity rather than an emotionand he distinguished this creative capacity from what he considered to be various forms of narcissistic neuroses and sado-masochistic tendencies that are commonly held out as proof of “true love”.
The point is repeated on pp. Fromm states that people in our society have become obsessed with acquiring property, keeping it and increasing it. These two ways of relating to life’s circumstances lead to basic character-orientations.
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I got about 13 pages in. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that so aligned with my own feelings but was also so utterly unreadable. Freud analyzed character in terms of libido organization, whereas Fromm says that in the process of living, we relate to the world by: Fromm’s theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. A Life of Dissent. A Contribution to the Sociology of Jewish Diaspora. Fromm examined the life and work of Sigmund Freud at length.
In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology. Authoritarianism is giving control of oneself to another. Friedrich Mencken rated it did not like it Dec 03, Joy is experienced through productive behavior which, for Fromm often ends in sadness. Meanwhile, he taught as a professor of psychology at Michigan State University from to and as an adjunct professor of psychology at the graduate division of Arts and Sciences at New York University after This alternative viewpoint was best expressed in his paper May Man Prevail?
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I thought this book might be one of those ways. In he moved from Mexico City to MuraltoSwitzerland, and died at his home infive days before his eightieth birthday.
In Ericb from Freedomhe found value in the lack of individual freedom, rigid structure, and obligations required on the members of medieval society:. It was disappointing to read a book that was contradictory on so many levels.
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Published by Mondadori first published Despite the existential struggles of humanity, each human has the potential for love, reason and productive work in life.
Mariam Navarro rated it did not like it Apr 10, There is only one possible, productive solution for the relationship of individualized man with the world: If I could define drich position approximately, I would call it that of a nontheistic mysticism.
He joined the Socialist Party of America in the mids, and did his best to help them provide an alternative viewpoint to McCarthyism trends in some US political thought. Fromm was reportedly an atheist  but described his position as “nontheistic mysticism”. One was born into a certain economic position which guaranteed a livelihood determined by tradition, just as it carried economic obligations to those higher in the social hierarchy.
Isaac rated it did not like it Oct 22, Ragionamenti completamente sconclusionati per spiegare cose che probabilmente neanche lui ha chiare a se stesso.