The Sane Society by Erich Fromm

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In a true continuation of his thoughts in "Escape from Freedom," Dr. Fromm examines man's escape into over-conformity and the danger of robotism in contemporary industrial society. Then, affirmatively, he discusses the goals of a society in which the emphasis is on man and on social measures which would further his function as a responsible individual. This book is also, in many ways, an answer to Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents."

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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 January 1, 1969 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 370 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking. Non-fiction

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The searchlight of Erich Fromm's intelligence throws its rays on the society that man has fabricated and considers its effect and suitability in view of the nature of man himself in his current contribution to humanistic thought.

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