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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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. I shall reread it again this year. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well.

Toward the end of this part, in an “analysis of thirty primitive tribes,” Fromm classifies each as one of three types: To have faith means to dare, to think the unthinkable, yet to act within the limits of the realistically possible; it is the paradoxical hope to expect the Messiah everyday, yet not to lose heart when he has not come at the appointed hour. 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.

It is said that Fromm was a pioneer in theoretical works with “deep insight” into the the human psyche. Once in a while I would 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. I wished to have read a og and less theoretical work of his humn my first book from him, but this is a masterpiece of thought and analysis.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book called out after me, the title was very attractive, but I never thought it would be such an amazing read! Erich Fromm, in this comprehensive work regarding man’s perversions toward destruction, actually cites copious sources from prominent anthropologists that simply disagree with anatomyy belief: Common terms and phrases aggres Alois Hitler anal analysis animal B.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Most people run away from the stimuli, unless they have or think they have no other choice – just like frommm. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Perikato -elokuva olisi varmastikin saanut kirjoittajalta aika lailla sapiskaa. Se on psykologinen tutkielma, jonka suurin ansio on menneisyyden psykologisten teorioiden kumoaminen ja uusien suuntaviivojen luominen.

Lists with This Book. In referencing, “Malignant aggression: There are no reviews yet. His analysis of the human condition is both insightful and inciteful.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

Eksposisi Fromm memang agak panjang di beberapa poin terutama soal penjelasan struktur agresivitas simpanse dan primata sejenisnya. Critical and radical thought will only bear fruit when it is blended with the most precious quality man is endowed with – the love of life.

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.


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.

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.

But most important is Fromm’s conclusion that is eerily similar to J. Here, he is trying to systematically debunk the notion that human aggression, most clearly demonstrated in Nazi Germany, is biologically innate or culturally inevitable.

Even Albert Speer said this about Hitler: Drstructiveness to Read Currently Reading Read. I keep re-reading his books from time to time. Other than saying “hello” to folks as they came in, there really wasn’t much to do but go off to Stuart Brent books around the corner during the lunch break.

The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness” by Erich Fromm, it is becoming apparent that malignant aggression is based on the desire to be destructive in order to express an unhappiness. But those alleged radicals who counsel that no personal change is possible or even desirable hhuman present-day society use their revolutionary ideology as an excuse for their personal resistance to inner change.

I had read other books by Erich Fromm and was reading different approaches to Psychology. Behaviorism humxn, and, not being a psychologi Fromm immediately endeared himself to me with this epigraph: Fromm actually makes psychology understandable, even this dark side. Refresh and try again.

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