Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm was a renowned German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He is best known for his works on the intersection of psychology and society, and his theories on human freedom, love, and the nature of human existence.

Books

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  1. 1. The Fear Of Freedom

    The book explores the psychological and societal mechanisms that lead individuals to relinquish their autonomy and seek security in authoritarian systems, despite the inherent dangers of such a surrender. It delves into the historical context of the 20th century, particularly the rise of fascism and totalitarianism, to understand the paradoxical inclination of people to escape freedom's responsibilities. The author argues that true freedom requires not only the absence of external constraints but also the presence of inner psychological conditions that enable self-reliance, critical thinking, and the ability to love and connect with others. The work challenges readers to confront the difficult task of achieving positive freedom through self-awareness and the development of one's human potential.

    The 1814th Greatest Book of All Time