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The Essential Fromm: Life Between Having and Being

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Fromm's essential writings, some never before published, in a compact volume. Selections include: "Human Alienation," "Origins of the Having Mode of Existence", "To Have or to Be?", and "Essentials of a Life Between Having and Being".
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Jan 08, 2016 Lily rated it it was amazing
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To me, reading Mr. Fromm is like having my whole worldview and way of being synthesized eloquently by a kindly old German man who giggles while telling you hard truths. I am blowing kisses to you always, Erich!
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I really liked the beginning of this book and dove in! I can't say it remained quite to that level as the book proceeded. Still, I stuck with it and found many passages to cause me to think deeply about life. I liked that about it...a lot. Any book that can give me pause, admire the author's cogent thoughts, and enjoy the trip to Netherland, I'm all in. What a mind! My only complaint and the reason for a four-star rating rather than a five is that the choppiness of the text took me out of my ...more
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Erich Fromm was a German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society. His works include The Art of Loving; Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy; and Man for Himself. He died in 1980.

Fromm's theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. Freud, of course, emphasized the unconscious, biological drives, repression, and so on. In other word
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