The Anatomy of Human. Destructiveness. Erich Fromm. HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON. New York Chicago San Francisco. In a world in which violence in every form seems to be increasing, Erich Fromm has treated this problem with deep perception in the most. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness has ratings and 63 reviews. Raya راية said: ما دام المرء يعتقد أن الإنسان الشرير يحمل قرنين، فإنه لن يكتشف شر.

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Can you imagine that tiger and lion are second to house-cat?

Eksposisi Fromm memang agak panjang di beberapa poin terutama soal penjelasan struktur agresivitas simpanse dan primata sejenisnya.

Refresh and try again. Namun, bila Anda bisa menerima detail itu sebagai ‘evidence’, Anda akan bisa melihat bahwa Fromm memiliki banyak bukti soal premisnya: Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man’s destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and behaviorists like Skinner, who maintain that there are no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning.

When we stop looking for those horns, and recognize evil as evil, we may prevent atrocities such as the Holocaust or the New Economic Policy from ever taking place. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is an absolutely brilliant book by one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th century.

How can we explain man’s lust for cruelty? Meskipun kualitas terjemahan edisi Indonesia ini masih bisa ditingkatkan, paparan Erich Fromm masih bisa terbaca dengan cukup jelas.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Erich Fromm

Fromm attempts from answer it in his character analysis of Hitler. It is the position of those who are neither “optimists” nor “pessimists,” but radicals who have rational faith in man’s ability to avoid the ultimate catastrophe. Here, he is trying to systematically debunk the notion that human aggression, most clearly demonstrated in Nazi Germany, is biologically innate or culturally inevitable.


Catal Hoyuk didn’t feature a warlike people: His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in and became an international bestseller.

The destructive impulse grew, Fromm argues, with the development of agriculture, the formation of states and hierarchies, and has reached a peak in today’s industrialized societies. In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology. Toward the end of this part, in an “analysis of thirty primitive tribes,” Fromm classifies each as one of three types: But it is good for us to recognize signs of these perversions within us, so that we can still move toward life, even as we’re beings-unto-death.

The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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In fact, he analyzed only among the most incorrigibly evil men of the 20th century: It has been concluded from research that children have more emotional and social issues than adults because they are developing their personality. Fromm mendahului buku dengan membedakan sudut pandang insting dan Meskipun kualitas terjemahan edisi Indonesia ini masih bisa ditingkatkan, paparan Erich Fromm masih bisa terbaca dengan cukup jelas.

The more “civilized”, the more violent he becomes. And who wouldn’t want to read a chapter titled “Heinrich Himmler: Just like human, don’t you think? To be sure, there are severe limitations to personal development determined by the social structure.

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

I must have read a hundred books that summer, often more than one in an eight-hour day. I got this book for 3.

Conceding that there is a kind of aggression which man shares with animals, Fromm shows that it is defensive in nature, designed to insure survival. Fromm actually makes psychology understandable, even this dark side. Nearly all of us aren’t like ffomm.


Conceding that there is a kind of aggression which man shares with animals, Fromm shows that it is defensive in nature, designed to insure survival. The first and shortest part of the book is dedicated to a discussion of psychological theory Instinctivism vs. Even Albert Speer said this about Hitler: It seems everything is going a bit backwards. He died on March 18, He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same te in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic I shall reread it again this year.

Erich Fromm – The Anatomy Of Human Destructiveness

Return to Book Page. I’ve read this one several times and often re-read specific parts. Quite contrary to the point Fromm is making.

I love it whenever a book corrects my perspectives by debunking all my wrong preconceptions regarding things I believed were axiomatic. Situations in the Second World War feature ‘the technicalization of destruction, and with it the removal of the full affective recognition of what one is ddestructiveness.

Fromm builds up on both the observations made by Lorenz as well as anthropological studies in order to paint man as also an animal: It is much easier to get excited by anger, rage, cruelty, or the passion to destroy than by love and productive and active interest, We need to create the conditions that would make the growth of man, this unfinished and uncompleted being – unique in nature – the supreme goal of all social arrangements.