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The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and ... More


Clinician and Ethicist

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s career as a clinician and ethicist. For Fromm, “socialist,” or “ethical,” humanism and clinical work reinforced each other. His upbeat tone at the conclusion of ... More


The Unsteady Apprentice

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a look at Erich Fromm’s early life. Fromm was born in Frankfurt at the start of the twentieth century. At the time, Frankfurt was the financial capital of Germany. Jews had yet to ... More


Love and Death

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s views on authority, faith, and love. In 1965, Fromm retired from the National Autonomous University and curtailed his responsibilities in the Mexican ... More


The Americanization of a European Intellectual

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how Erich Fromm became involved in progressive causes in America. In 1932, Wilhelm Reich, who, like Fromm, was also attentive to the extreme danger posed by Adolf Hitler, ... More


Frankfurt Scholar

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes Erich Fromm’s life as a Frankfurt scholar. By 1929, Fromm’s experiment with the therapeuticum had ended, his marriage to Frieda Reichmann was deeply troubled, and his analysis ... More


Politics and Prose

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how Erich Fromm’s politics coalesced in his prose, especially in The Sane Society (1955). Fromm, his money, his political activism, and his ideas helped form planks in the ... More


Hope and Stasis

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s perspectives on hope, which he articulated in his 1968 book The Revolution of Hope. Amid a long recuperation period in Locarno after his severe heart attack, Fromm ... More


To Love and to Mentor

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on Erich Fromm’s 1956 book The Art of Loving, which catapulted him into the international spotlight and exposed his work to a mass audience. The Art of Loving was an ... More


Prophecies for a Troubled World

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s prophecies for a world in chaos. Fromm’s 1962 volume, Beyond the Chains of Illusion: My Encounter with Marx and Freud, represents Fromm’s fullest effort to present ... More


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