The Anatomy of Human. Destructiveness. Erich Fromm. HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON. New York Chicago San Francisco. In a world in which violence in every form seems to be increasing, Erich Fromm has treated this problem with deep perception in the most. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness has ratings and 63 reviews. Raya راية said: ما دام المرء يعتقد أن الإنسان الشرير يحمل قرنين، فإنه لن يكتشف شر.

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He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic No trivia or quizzes yet.

Destructiveness can therefore be reduced ericch changing man’s socioeconomic conditions. It is much easier to get excited by anger, rage, cruelty, or the passion to destroy than by love and productive and active interest, We need to create the conditions that would make the growth of man, this unfinished and uncompleted being – unique in nature – the supreme goal of all social arrangements.

Needs to be read by anyone who has wryly shook his head at the species’ capacity for destructive behaviour In referencing, “Malignant aggression: I got this book for 3.

Tuhoava ihminen on suositeltava teos ihan jokaiselle ftomm. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. He retired from there in and moved to Muralto, Switzerland in I shall reread it again this year. Oct 02, Abby rated it liked it Shelves: I must have read a hundred books that summer, often more than one in an eight-hour day. Even Albert Speer said this about Hitler: Once in a while I would listen to the radio–most memorably for WFMT’s multipart lecture by Erich Fromm on human aggressiveness, a series which led to destructiveess purchase of his book on the subject.

Fromm steers the reader from the belief that everyone could be evil. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Fromm builds up on both the observations made by Lorenz as well as anthropological studies in order to paint man as also an animal: Fromm mendahului buku dengan membedakan sudut pandang rrich dan Meskipun kualitas terjemahan edisi Indonesia ini masih bisa ditingkatkan, paparan Erich Fromm masih bisa terbaca dengan cukup jelas.

My duties consisted of guarding the service entrance, the most onerous part of which was having hte arrive before the other workers did early in the morning.

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Erich Fromm, in this comprehensive work regarding man’s perversions toward destruction, actually cites copious sources from prominent anthropologists that simply disagree with this belief: Open Preview See a Problem? To ask other readers questions about The Anatomy of Human Destructivenessdestructivwness sign up. In the last part of this text, he discusses, “Malignant Aggression: Positive Social Behavior and Morality: Fromm actually makes psychology understandable, even this dark side.

When pathological processes become socially patterned, they lose their individual character. That was back inI believe.

Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

It has been concluded from research that children have more emotional and social issues than adults because they are developing their personality.

The first and shortest part of the book is dedicated to a discussion of psychological theory Instinctivism vs. Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man’s destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and behaviorists like Skinner, who maintain that there are no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning. Sociology, University of Heidelberg,was a destfuctiveness and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society, and held various professorships in psychology in the U.

This is an absolutely brilliant book by one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th century. And who wouldn’t znatomy to read a chapter titled “Heinrich Himmler: It is much easier to get excited by anger, rage, cruelty, or the passion to destroy than by love and productive and active interest, that first kind of excitation does not require the individual to make an effort – one does not need to have patience and discipline, to learn, to concentrate, to endure frustration, to practice critical thinking, to overcome ones narcissism and greed.


I skimmed the first eight chapters and then read thoroughly the last five, on aggression. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Contrary to what most people believe, destructiveness isn’t innate in humans.

His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. The latter is broadened far beyond the usual sexual connotation and seems to be Fromm’s most significant innovation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Critical and radical thought will only bear fruit when it is blended with the most precious quality man is uhman with – the love of life. Very occasionally I’d be given some stupid paperwork, but mostly I just read while sitting in an exceptionally uncomfortable chair near the time cards and service elevator and just under the service stairway.

Among the reasons of its lengthy peace is due to the fact that Catal Hoyuk was a matricentric society, and the mother figure is destructibeness a figure attached to life, and not death. Quite contrary to the point Fromm is making. Marx, on the other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems.

Although there were a few disagreements and killings, there was no indication whatsoever that there was war in the two thousand years of the city’s existence.

Return drstructiveness Book Page. His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in and became an international bestseller.