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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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Erich Fromm - Bibliography - Later Works in English
... in a Mexican village a sociopsychoanalytic study (Fromm Maccoby) (1970) ISBN 978-1-56000-876-7 The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973) ISBN 978-0-8050-1604-8 To Have or to Be? (1976) ISBN 978-0-8050-1604-8 ...
Authenticity (philosophy) - Theories of Authenticity - Erich Fromm
... different definition of authenticity was proposed by Erich Fromm in the mid-1900s ... Fromm thus considers authenticity to be a positive outcome of enlightened and informed motivation rather than a negative outcome of rejection of the expectations of others ...
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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    The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
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    The same polarity of the male and female principle exists in nature; not only, as is obvious in animals and plants, but in the polarity of the two fundamental functions, that of receiving and penetrating. It is the polarity of earth and rain, of the river and the ocean, of night and day, of darkness and light, of matter and spirit.
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