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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I like his answers, it’s a maladjusted attempt to deal with life, one way is the nihilistic destroy that which I don’t og or the sadistic control that which I don’t understand but both a fear drive and destructive.

Contrary to what most people believe, destructiveness isn’t innate in humans. Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Destructuveness account. D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in and finished his psychoanalytical training at or Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in Civilization, of course, was the reason, where only when men could create material things by intellect, i.

The first and shortest part of the book is dedicated to a discussion of psychological theory Instinctivism vs. On the contrary, the sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals.

It has been concluded from research that children have more emotional and social issues than adults because they are developing their personality. 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.


Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

Oct 02, Abby rated it liked it Shelves: The book called out after me, the title was very attractive, but I never thought it would be such an amazing read! Most people run away from the stimuli, unless they have or think they have no other anaatomy – just like animals. My duties consisted of guarding the service entrance, the most onerous part thw which was having to arrive before the other workers did early in the morning. I wished to have read a shorter and less theoretical work of his as my first book from him, but this is a masterpiece of thought and analysis.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

edstructiveness There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. Behaviorismand, not being a psychologi Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: Open Preview See a Problem?

This a book showing that human is more violent than animal. In the last part of this text, he discusses, “Malignant Aggression: Quotes from The Anatomy of Hu This, however, is not the destructiveness that Fromm wished to discuss and dissect.

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 fo psychotic This hope is not passive and it is not patient, on the contrary, it is impatient and active, looking for destructivendss possibility of action within the realm of real possibilities. When reading this book, I remember a National Geographic episode showing the most dangerous cat variety.


The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

Once this process has been fully established there is no limit to destructiveness because nobody destroys: Once in a while I antomy listen 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. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well.

Social and personal influences Ervin Staub Snippet view – Even Albert Speer said this about Hitler: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Toward the end of this part, in an “analysis of thirty primitive tribes,” Fromm classifies each as frich of three types: Very occasionally I’d be given some stupid paperwork, but mostly I just read while sitting in an exceptionally uncomfortable chair near the time cards and service elevator and just under the service stairway. How can we explain man’s lust for cruelty?