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The Lives of Erich Fromm
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The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence Friedman

Abstract

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 political insight, Fromm dissected the sadomasochistic appeal of brutal dictators while also eloquently championing love—which, he insisted, was nothing if it did not involve joyful contact with others and humanity at large. Admired all over the world, Fromm continues to inspire with his message of universal brotherhood and quest for lasting peace. The first systematic study of Fromm’s influences and achi ... More

Keywords: universal brotherhood, Erich Fromm, political activism, Amnesty International, democracy, peace, love, Escape from Freedom, The Art of Loving

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162593
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Friedman, author