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. Erich Fromm. HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON. New York Chicago San Francisco. 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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Even Albert Speer said this about Hitler: The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

In the second part, my favorite, Fromm discusses human psychology and society in an evolutionary context. Search the ericy of over billion web pages on the Internet. That was back inI believe. It seems everything is going a bit backwards.

Trivia About The Anatomy of Hu Needs to be read by anyone who has wryly shook his head at the species’ capacity for destructive behaviour How did man grow to be so violent? Nearly all of us aren’t like them.

I love it whenever a book corrects my perspectives by debunking all my wrong preconceptions regarding things I believed were axiomatic. The first and shortest part of the book feomm dedicated to a discussion of psychological theory Instinctivism vs. In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology.

This hope is not passive and it is not patient, on the contrary, it is impatient and active, looking for every possibility of action within the realm of real possibilities.

It is the position of those who are neither “optimists” nor “pessimists,” but radicals who have rational faith in man’s ability to eerich the ultimate catastrophe. I used etich book as a reference for many papers that I wrote, it made me love psychology even more.

Genuine freedom and independence and the end destructivebess all forms of exploitative control are the conditions for mobilizing the love of life, which is the only force that can defeat the love for the dead. Stalin is a special kind of sadist; Hitler is a special kind of necrophiliac.


Marx, on the other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems. But most important is Fromm’s conclusion that is eerily similar to J. In this provocative book, the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Humab Lorenz and behavior psychologist B. Situations in the Second World War feature ‘the technicalization of destruction, and with it the removal of the full affective recognition of what one is doing.

Destructiveness is seen in terms of the dreams and associations of many patients, and of historical figures such as Stalin–an extreme example of sadism; Himmler–an example of the bureaucratic-sadistic character; and Hitler. From,and, not being a psychologi Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: Refresh and try again. Conceding that there is a kind of aggression which man shares with animals, Fromm shows that it is defensive in nature, designed to insure survival.

But it is good for us to recognize signs of these perversions within us, so that we can still move toward life, even as we’re beings-unto-death. Sociology, University of Heidelberg,was a psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society, and held various professorships in psychology in the U.

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Unfortunately, more relevant today than when I first read early seventies. One explores Hitler, whose lack of will, coldness, narcissism, and sadism were hidden under a thin veneer of politeness. 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. Sep 05, John G.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

Just like human, don’t you think? 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.


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Common terms and phrases aggres Alois Hitler anal analysis animal B. See 1 question about The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness…. 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 Destructiveness can therefore be reduced by changing man’s socioeconomic conditions.

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