ERICH FROMM THE ANATOMY OF HUMAN DESTRUCTIVENESS PDF

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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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. There are oc discussion topics on this book yet. Civilization, of course, was the reason, where only when men could create material things by intellect, i. I had read other books by Erich Fromm and was reading different approaches to Psychology. 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: This hope is not passive and it is not patient, on the contrary, it is impatient and active, looking for every possibility of destructkveness within the realm of real possibilities.

Here, he is trying to systematically debunk the notion that human aggression, most clearly demonstrated in Nazi Germany, is biologically innate or culturally inevitable.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

I used this book as a reference for many papers that I wrote, it made me love psychology even more. Among the reasons of its lengthy peace is due to the fact that Catal Hoyuk was a matricentric society, and the mother figure is always a figure attached to life, and not death.

It is much easier to get excited by anger, rage, cruelty, or the passion to destroy than by love and productive and active interest, 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.

Least of all is it passive as far as the growth and liberation of one’s own person are concerned. The end pages of Fromm’s analysis of Hitler bear the warning of “the fallacy which prevents people from recognizing potential Hitlers before they have shown their true faces.

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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. Can you imagine that tiger and lion are second to house-cat? Fromm wished to discuss how modern man came to be more destructive: It is said that Fromm was a pioneer in theoretical works with “deep insight” into the the human psyche.

Once this process has been fully established there is no limit to destructiveness because nobody destroys: In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology.

Fromm’s work is current even today. Nota bene his take on the cybernetic society and the sado-masochistic character. 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.

Behaviorismand, not being a psychologist, I honestly have forgotten how exactly Fromm comes down on these issues. 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.

Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It has been concluded from research that children have more emotional and social issues than adults because they are developing their personality. Lists with This Book. View all 10 comments. If the person has failed to grow Trivia About The Anatomy of Hu My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. Se on psykologinen tutkielma, jonka suurin ansio on menneisyyden psykologisten teorioiden kumoaminen ja uusien suuntaviivojen luominen. Refresh and try again. 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.

Genuine freedom and independence anahomy the end of 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. I like his answers, it’s a maladjusted attempt to deal with life, desrtuctiveness way is the nihilistic destroy that which I don’t understand or the sadistic control that which I don’t understand but both a fear drive and destructive. Social and personal influences Ervin Staub Snippet view – Most people run away from the stimuli, unless they have or think they have no other choice – just like animals.

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Freud, of course, emphasized the unconscious, biological drives, repression, and so on. Common terms and phrases Alois Hitler anal analysis animal australopithecines B. 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.

This a book showing that human is more violent than animal. It seems everything is going a bit backwards.

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Fromm builds up on both the observations made by Lorenz as well as anthropological studies in order to paint man as also an animal: In the last part of this text, he discusses, “Malignant Aggression: And civilization was not founded by robust, muscular men, but by women: The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. My duties consisted of guarding the service entrance, the most onerous part of which was having to arrive before the other workers did early in the morning.

The destructive impulse grew, Fromm argues, with the development of agriculture, the formation of states and hierarchies, and has reached a peak in today’s industrialized societies. Critical and radical thought will only bear fruit when it is blended with the most precious quality hukan is endowed with – the love of life.

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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