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Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

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Erich Fromm fought long and hard for the rights and freedoms of the individual. He also recognized that fundamental to this pursuit is the promotion of self-knowledge. In encouraging people to analyze their own behavior, Fromm identified the crucial link between psychology and ethics that underpins all our actions. Moreover, he saw in this a way out of the meaningless impa ...more
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Published April 24th 2003 by Routledge,Taylor & Francis Books Ltd imprint (first published 1947)
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Mohammed Yusuf


ظل يمارس الكتابة والتحليل النفسي كما ظل يمارس التنقل إلى مكان جديد كل مرة , إريش فروم المحلل المولع بفرويد , الملحد المولود لعائلة متدينة بالأرثوذكسية واليهودية

إحتك إريش فروم بالديانات وبالفلسفة و بالأساس بالتحليل النفسي ومن هنا كانت كتابته خليطا مميزا بينها غالب عليه التحليل النفسي , ولكونه من الظواهر المميزة في عصره إهتم به الكثيرون والآن هناك جمعية بإسمه قائمة على دراسة تراثه الفكري لها إصدارات و جوائز سنوية , نال آخرها نعوم تشومسكي اللغوي المعروف في 2010

وهذا موقع الجمعية :
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TarasProkopyuk
Бывает такое когда один и тот же автор пишет много книг в каждой следующей его работе сложно встретить что ни будь новое. Багаж знаний автора очень сильно переплетается во всех его книгах, частые повторения уже знакомого материала, исследований, мыслей, предположений и прочее попросту отнимают охоту к чтению.

Но на данную работу Эриха Фромма эта столь частая закономерность не распространяется и к тому же "Человек для самого себя" одна из очень качественных и глубоких исследований автора, а возмож
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Jonathan
Interesting but defective. Fromm tries to sketch an ethical system that is both objective and humanistic. That is, he believes that morality should derive from mankind's true nature and objective needs, but that we should get it from ourselves rather than from some transcendent authority. This project is self-defeating.

In the first place, Fromm's quest for objectivity devolves into a new kind of authoritarianism. Fromm believes that social scientists, especially psychologists (such as Fromm hims
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Man for himself, an inquiry into the psychology of ethics.
متاسفانه اریش فروم که در روان شناسی و جامعه شناسی صاحب نظر است، از آن گروه نویسندگانی ست که در زبان فارسی سخت مورد بی مهری قرار گرفته و اغلب آثارش توسط مترجمین تازه کار، به فارسی برگردانده شده که اغلب نه تنها زبان نویسنده را نمی شناخته اند، که در زبان فارسی و ترمینولوژی روان شناسی هم چندان خبره نبوده اند. از همین رو با وجودی که آثار اصلی او اغلب به فارسی برگردانده شده، کمتر کسی رغبت کرده تا اریش فروم را بخواند و به نظریه های شگفتش در زمی
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Ala'a
ايريك فروم مدرسة قائمة بذاته ...
يستهل كتابه بمناقشه فكرة الجدل القائم بين نسبوية الاخلاق او مطلقيتها مستعرضها فلسفة الاخلاق الانسانية وما يسمى بالاخلاق التسلطية وينهي كتابه باستعراض لاهم مشكلات فلسفة الاخلاق كالانانية محاولا اعادة تعاريفه الخاصة للضمير واللذة والسعادة والطباع والاحكام الاخلاقية ..
بقدر استمتاعك سيكون ثقل رأسك عند الانتهاء !
Bob Nichols
Toward the end of this book Fromm poses a central question: "Man, Good or Evil?" Here he takes on the "dogma" (you know which side he's on) of "man's innate natural evilness" and argues against those opponents of "humanistic ethics" which sees "man" as "inherently good."

There are three problems with Fromm's argument. First, the good versus evil dichotomy is simplistically stated. "Is man good or man bad?" assumes that there's one universal and common human nature. If we vary by physical structu
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Harry Z
Eric Fromm's works are some of the best books I have ever read on the human condition. I remember reading "the Art of Loving" back in catholic high school and how strongly it impressed upon me the importance of loving over being in love. This book is just as strong in every regard. There's nothing I can tell to do it justice--it's a short book, so just get it and read it. His discussions of such subjects as instincts, drives, fulfillment and ethics are models of conciseness and clarity. Perhaps ...more
Rebecca
Worth reading, and realitivly easy to grasp (compared to, say, Lacan). He calls himself a 'humanist' meaning (to him, it seems)that he is very individual centered, positive on the potentials of the individual against a potentially corrupting society (as you could glean from the title). One of the greatest annoyances was that you get no clear definition of such abstrations as "living up to one's potentials" or "productiveness." Also, he gets kind of obsessed with breaking down different types of ...more
IAO131
An incredibly clear and concise book that focuses on 'humanistic ethics.' I give it 4 instea of 5 stars because of Fromm's tendency to repeat himself and go on slightly irrelevant tangents, especially in the second half of the book. Relevant to all Thelemtes interested in the problems of ethics, individually and socio-politically.
Javier
An okay book, but nothing particularly new if you're familiar with Erich Fromm's other works. I did like his comments, though, on how 'anti-social' behavior ('crime', depression, etc.) is in many ways a response to profoundly unfulfilling--negating--social environments. In this sense and many others, Fromm's analysis (here as elsewhere) is much-needed as a perspective that calls for structural change, towards a society in which individuals can be affirmed and, in a sense, truly happy.
Stephen
Teetering somewhere between analytic psychology and existential philosophy, Fromm explores the existential dilemma and its ethical corollaries, proposing a humanistic solution: man achieves his greatest happiness in productivity, in maximizing our innate potentials and being the best versions of ourselves that we can be.
Deezer
It might have changed my life. Or at least, helped me make the decision which has the potential of changing my life.
Nour Alhuda
رائع .. أسلوبه أشبه بالأساليب الأدبية ..
لا يحاول الإجابة على الأسئلة " كعادة كتب علم النفس " , بقدر ما يخلق أسئلة .. !
Sankar Raj
Erich Fromm in this book develops ethical principles for the modern man based on humanist and existential philosophers.
Shane Avery
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Sky Feather
Ανακινεί πολύ λεπτά νήματα και εισχωρεί σε πολλές πτυχές του συνειδητού και ασυνείδητου, αποκαλύπτοντας έτσι κίνητρα και ψυχολογικά πρότυπα που αρχικά έδιναν την εντύπωση ότι ήταν αποκομμένα.
Στην πραγματικότητα όμως, κάθε τάση και δράση είναι απόρροια ενός εαυτού που είτε απωθήσαμε, είτε αγνοούμε.

Ο άνθρωπος καλείται να ξεδιπλώσει τις πτυχές του, ανακαλύπτοντας κατά την πορεία ότι η μεγαλύτερη καταπίεση που υπέστη μέχρι τώρα ήταν το ότι του δίδαξαν την αρετή του να αγαπάει τους άλλους, αποκομμένο
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Prokop Holy
Jan 03, 2010 Prokop Holy marked it as to-read
What it is ethically good develops life, happiness and health.

Welche Normen und Werte sollten einen Menschen leiten und ihm zur Verwirklichung seines Selbst und seiner Möglichkeiten verhelfen?
In seinem Buch >Man for Himself< hat sich der große humanistische Denker Erich Fromm mit der Ethik befasst und sie wieder zu einem Gegenstand psychologischer Betrachtung gemacht. Denn die Frage nach dem rechten Leben und Handeln ist für ihn unlösbar verbunden mit dem Verständnis der menschlichen Nat
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Shirish Bhagwat
The book one of the best books one must read to understand human situation.
Fromm's idea of Productive life is very close to Bhagwad geeta . This also helps
In understanding both. Geeta and Man for Himself.
Neven MuhaIsen
يجب على الإنسان أن يجد نفسه. الذات ..
Toby Newton
Magnificent achievement. Fromm sets as his goal an explication of why and how we should seek to orientate our endeavours in the shadow of the death of God. His formulation of the "productive" man, the man who lives precisely for himself in the shared reality of a social world, is more or less diametrically opposed to the crass and venal version of "productivity" propagated and promoted by capitalism; and should inform the efforts of schools and colleges everywhere.
Leon M
Fromm's "Man For Himself" discusses (and proposes) the possibility of an objective and humanistic approach to ethics.

After explaining why it is possible - according to him - to approach ethics from a scientific standpoint, he identifies several characters that are present in today's society: receptive, exploitative, hoarding and marketing as the bad ones, and the 'productive character' as the good one.
آلاء  بن سلمان
. الضمير ، الأنانية وحب الذات ، اللذة والسعادة ، الإيمان ، الحب والعقل ، الطبع والمزاج ، الخير والشر ؛ تناول كل هذا وأكثر بحثًا عن ذات الإنسان وسعيًا لأن يكون ذاته ومن أجل ذاته
أحببت الكتاب واستمتعت بما قاله وبما أراد أن يقوله .
Ben
"There is no meaning in life except the meaning man gives by unfolding his powers, by living productively."

Fromm's commentary and extension of young Marx.
Ben
great book. fromm plays, reveals, muses, teaches & makes the skeleton of humanistic ethics move like lucid, engaging science.
Anduenna
can you please send me the summary of man for himself , i rellay need it my email is anduenna1@hotmail.com
Sarah Hackley
Fromm is a brilliant writer, psychologist and philosopher.
Далибор Драгојевић
Simple yet effective, like all Fromm's books.
Sana
Practical solutions!! Anyone?
Josh
An important read.
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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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“There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.” 127 likes
“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.” 17 likes
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