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Man for Himself by Erich Fromm
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May 31, 12

Read in January, 2011

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.
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