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Fromm mendahului buku dengan membedakan sudut pandang insting dan behaviorisme; kemudian, ia memaparkan titik tolaknya sendiri, yaitu psikoanalisa. Uhman 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.

Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. 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 Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

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My anaotmy 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. Trivia About The Anatomy of Hu See 1 question about The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness…. Civilization, of course, was the reason, where only when men could create material things by intellect, i.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Fromm supports his thesis by citing anaromy archaeological study of one of the earliest cities in the world, Catal Hoyuk in Turkey, which had thousands of inhabitants at BC. In a world in which violence seems to be increasing, social philosopher Erich Fromm has treated this haunting question with depth and scope in the most original and far-reaching work of his brilliant career.

Sociology, University of Heidelberg,was a psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society, and held various professorships in psychology in the U.


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Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man’s destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and eric like Skinner, who maintain that there are no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning. Sep 05, John G.

Namun, bila Anda bisa menerima detail itu sebagai ‘evidence’, Anda akan bisa melihat bahwa Fromm memiliki banyak bukti soal premisnya: Kindle Editionpages. Here, he is trying to systematically debunk the notion that human aggression, most clearly demonstrated in Nazi Germany, is biologically innate or culturally inevitable. Marx, on humsn other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems. The more “civilized”, the more violent he becomes.

Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

anagomy And civilization was not founded by robust, muscular men, but by women: Fromm’s theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. The writer, JC Smuts, actually only likes prehistory because he believes it shows how far we’ve come. This book gets to the questions of why things are so screwed up, why are people so violent and aggressive? Then finally, he places as an appendix, Freud’s Theory of Aggresiveness and Destructiveness.

After graduating from seminary she was kind enough to employ me again until I found more regular work. Renee Kahl Maybe you can find it in the electronic part of your local library. I keep re-reading his from from time to time. It is much easier to get excited by anger, rage, cruelty, or the passion to destroy than by numan 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.

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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. I skimmed the first eight chapters and then read thoroughly the last five, on aggression. Once this process has been fully established there is no limit to destructiveness because nobody destroys: Quotes from The Anatomy of Hu This hope is not passive and it is not patient, on the contrary, it is impatient and active, looking for every possibility of action within the realm of real possibilities.


Erich Fromm was a German-born U. Contrary to what most people believe, destructiveness isn’t innate in humans.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. 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. Genuine freedom and independence and 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.

Fromm builds up on both the observations made by Lorenz as well as anthropological studies in order to paint man as also an animal: He feels at ease among destruvtiveness 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 become psychotic House cat kills anything, while tiger anqtomy lion merely kill their food.

I’ve read this one several times and often re-read specific parts. 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. I love it whenever a book corrects my perspectives by debunking all my wrong preconceptions regarding things I believed were axiomatic.