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The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on What Self-Love Really Means and Why It Is the Basic Condition for a Sane Society | Brain Pickings

Our society is insane and in pain. It’s time to re-read Erich Fromm. Brain Pickings reviews Fromm’s classic, The Sane Society (1955), taking particular note of Fromm’s argument that “all-inclusive love must begin with self-love.”


“…Can we… celebrate what we cannot accept and therefore cannot love?

How to break this Möbius strip of self-rejection is what the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900–March 18, 1980) explores in a portion of his timeless… treatise The Sane Society — the source of Fromm’s increasingly timely wisdom on our best shot at saving ourselves from ourselves…”

~ Maria Popova


With Fromm in mind, here’s another timely read: Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to “Escape from Freedom”? Erich Fromm Saw It Coming | Salon


What the world needs is love.

 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

2 Comments

  1. Carl D'Agostino

    Studied him 35 years ago, BA religious studies, don’t remember anything, thanks for re view

    Reply
    • JoAnn Chateau

      My pleasure. Fromm’s stuff is still good.

      Reply

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