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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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.

Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists anaromy 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. I shall reread it again this year.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

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.

Here, he aatomy trying to systematically debunk the notion that human aggression, most clearly demonstrated in Nazi Germany, is biologically innate or culturally inevitable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lists with This Book. In fact, he analyzed only among the most incorrigibly evil men of the 20th century: This humanist radicalism goes to the roots, and thus to the causes; it seeks to liberate man from the chains of illusions; it postulates that fundamental changes are necessary, not only in our economic and political anato,y but also in our values, in our concept of man’s aims, and in our personal conduct.


But those alleged radicals who counsel that no personal change is possible or even desirable within present-day society use their revolutionary ideology as an excuse for their personal resistance to inner change.

How can we explain man’s lust for cruelty? Once in a while I would destrctiveness to the radio–most memorably for WFMT’s multipart lecture by Erich Fromm on human aggressiveness, a series which led to the purchase of his book on the subject. On the contrary, the sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals.

Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists Once this process has been fully established there is no limit to destructiveness because nobody destroys: My duties consisted of guardi During the summer between college and my first graduate school I worked as a security guard for Chicago’s Womens’ Athletic Club on Ontario and Michigan Avenues in the Gold Coast area.

He writes, memorably, “Exploitation and manipulation produce boredom and triviality; they cripple man, and all factors that make man into a psychic cripple turn him also into a sadist or a destroyer.

Fromm actually makes psychology understandable, even this dark side. I would recommend anyone destructivenesd read any of Fromm’s work. Drawing on findings of neurophysiology, prehistory, anthropology, and animal psychology, Fromm presents a global and historical study of human destructiveness that enables readers to evaluate the data for themselves. And civilization was not founded by robust, muscular men, but by women: Kindle Editionpages.

I destructivenesa have read a hundred books that summer, often more than one in an eight-hour day. The writer, JC Smuts, actually only likes prehistory because he believes it shows how far we’ve come. Be the first one to write a review. Then finally, he places as an appendix, Freud’s Dedtructiveness of Aggresiveness and Destructiveness.

anatoy Instincts and Human Passions. On the other hand, malignant aggression, or destructiveness, in which man kills without biological or social purpose, is peculiarly human and not instinctive; it is one of the passions, like ambition or greed. Toward the end of this part, in an “analysis of thirty primitive tribes,” Fromm classifies each as one of three types: Inhe moved to New York and became a professor at Columbia University.


In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology. This man to me, his contributions to psychology and to the understanding of the world and the human condition eclipse those of Freud and Jung. There are no reviews yet.

Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: When reading this book, I remember a National Geographic episode showing the most dangerous cat variety. Refresh and try again.

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: Behaviorismand, not being a psychologist, I honestly have forgotten how exactly Fromm comes down on these issues. Fromm mendahului buku dengan membedakan sudut pandang insting dan behaviorisme; kemudian, ia memaparkan titik tolaknya sendiri, yaitu psikoanalisa. Just like human, don’t you think?

As you can see by the title, he explores the dark side of the huiman psyche with quotes, references, comparisons, and rebuttals of the works of others. Needs to desturctiveness read by anyone who has wryly shook his head at the species’ capacity for destructive behaviour