The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness Paperback – Feb 15 1992
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
“If any single work could bring mankind to its senses, this book might qualify for that miracle. . . . This book is the product of one of the most penetrating, most mature minds of our time.” ―Lewis Mumford
“In this perhaps most important of his pioneering theoretical works, the distinguished author writes with brilliant insight in attempting to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz . . . and behaviorist B.F. Skinner. He moves toward a provocative conclusion which involves a critical revision of Freud's theory of a "death instinct" in man. . . . Fromm's studies of Stalin and Himmler, and especially his penetrating psychobiography of Hitler, fascinatingy support his thesis.” ―Publisher's Weekly
“Rich and provocative . . . a major book from the pen of a major writer.” ―The Washington Post Book World
“Fromm is an original thinker. . . . His analysis of the causes of destructiveness is unique, and he has an enviable skill in the lucid presentation of intricate material.” ―Atlantic Monthly
“By far the best book I have ever read on the subject and by far the most absorbing.” ―Ashley Montagu
About the Author
Erich Fromm was a German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society. His other major works include The Art of Loving, Escape from Freedom, and Man for Himself. He died in 1980.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
For Fromm, I think it's apparent that he's trying to make sense of WWII and how a man like Hitler could have done what he wanted to do. Not only is Fromm a brilliant man, but he has obviously gained from his experiences in the war, and is admirable trying to make sense of it all for the benefit of humankind. It's difficult to know about what to comment on in this book. It's deep, very long and sometimes difficult to get through, but it's so much worth it. His perspectives on human situation show how psychology can describe life in practical ways. It can help us make sense of an often nonsensical world. And, even in doing so, he often describes everyday concepts (for example, Freedom) in ways that fit what happens in our world.
This is a book I come back to often for inspiration and understanding. It's a book that can reach into anyone concerned with any type of human endeavor. It's a wonderful collection of thoughts and explanation.
Most recent customer reviews
If your questioning the sanity of this culture this book is a must read. I've seen this book recommended on Derrick Jensen's book list. Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by Huby7
I encountered this book in 1988 or so, and it changed my life. It is I think Frommï¿½s best and most important book. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2003 by Derrick Jensen
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > By Topic > Aggression
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Developmental Psychology
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Movements
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Personality
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Psychoanalysis
- Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Social Psychology & Interactions
- Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Behavioural Sciences > Behavioural Psychology
- Books > Science & Math > Behavioural Sciences > Behavioural Psychology