The sane society

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Fawcett, Aug 12, 1985 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The noted psychoanalyst studies the emotional status of man within modern democratic cultures. Bibliogs

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User Review  - Rich Biggs - Goodreads

Written in 1955. Some of the references to contemporary research seem dated. But his discussion of what makes a good life for the individual and society seems relevant as ever. He puts forth his own ideas and discusses those of Marx, Freud, and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Read full review

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This book was eye opening Read full review

Contents

ARE WE SANE?
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CAN A SOCIETY BE SICK?THE
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THE HUMAN SITUATIONTHE KEY
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About the author (1985)

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.