Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reality Bites | Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm popped this question years ago: "Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
The situation of mankind is too serious to permit us to listen to the demagogues - least of all demagogues who are attracted to destruction - or even to the leaders who use only their brains and whose hearts have hardened. 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. Erich Fromm (1973) The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, page 438

If you are curious about Erich Fromm's work, his deeply instructive appreciation of freedom, love and human flourishing, you can do some digging on:
  • The Fear of Freedom (1942) 
  • Man For Himself (1947)
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion (1950) 
  • The Sane Society (1956) 
  • The Art of Loving (1957)
  • Sigmund Freud’s Mission (1959)
  • The Heart of Man (1964)
  • The Crisis of Psychoanalysis. Essays on Freud, Marx, and Social Psychology (1970) 
  • The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973)
  • To Have or To Be (1976)



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