Beyond the Chains of Illusion: My Encounter with Marx and Freud

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2001 - Psychology - 182 pages
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First published in 1962, this is a book about Marx and Freud - the two intellectual giants of the 20th century. It introduces many of readers to unknown aspects of Marx and Freud, as it also serves as an introduction to the life and mind of Erich Fromm as well.
  

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User Review  - Katusnori Nariya - Goodreads

This is one of my first English books, definitely my encounter with Erich Fromm. It was when I was in the second year of a senior high school. Read full review

Contents

Some Personal Antecedents
3
n The Common Ground
13
in The Concept of Man and His Nature
27
rv Human Evolution
33
The Sick Individual and the Sick Society
43
vn The Concept of Mental Health
63
Individual and Social Character
71
Some Related Ideas
149
Credo
174
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About the author (2001)

Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) studied sociology and psychoanalysis. In 1933, he emigrated as a member of the Frankfurt School of social thinkers to the United States, moved to Mexico in 1950, and spent his twilight years between 1974 and 1980 in Switzerland. His books Fear of Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956) made him famous. Other well-known books are Marx's Concept of Man, Beyond the Chains of Illusion, and The Essential Fromm.

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