Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm

Erich Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

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Authenticity (philosophy) - Theories of Authenticity - Erich Fromm
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Erich Fromm - Bibliography - Later Works in English
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Psychology Of Religion - History - Other Early Theorists - Erich Fromm
... The American scholar Erich Fromm (1900–1980) modified the Freudian theory and produced a more complex account of the functions of religion ... The right religion, in Fromm's estimation, can, in principle, foster an individual's highest potentialities, but religion in practice tends to relapse into being neurotic ... According to Fromm, humans have a need for a stable frame of reference ...

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    Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Authority is not a quality one person ‘has,’ in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Reason is man’s faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man’s ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)