The Heart of Man by Erich Fromm
Its Genius for Good and Evil

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Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

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Psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900. He received a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in 1922 and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in 1930. He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. In 1934, he moved to New York and became a professor at Columbia University. In 1950, he moved to Mexico City and became a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, where he created a psychoanalytic section at the medical school. He retired from there in 1965 and moved to Muralto, Switzerland in 1974. Throughout his life, Fromm maintained a clinical practice and wrote books. His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. He became known for linking human personality types with socioeconomic and political structures. His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in 1956 and became an international bestseller. He died on March 18, 1980.
Published October 26, 2010 by American Mental Health Foundation Books. 160 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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He sees necrophilia or the love of death, extreme narcissism, and ncestuous symbiosis as sthe ""syndrome of decay."" Man is free to choose between evil and good, but previous choices have their affect: the more choices made against life, the harder it is to avoid a hardened heart, to turn back.

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“The analyst is not a theologian or a philosopher and does not claim competence in those fields,” he once wrote, “but as a physician of the soul he is concerned with the very same problems as philosophy and theology: the soul of man and its cure.” The Heart of Man is the most recent of a series o...

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