Historical Who is Who

FROMM, Erich

1900 - 1980
Germany, United States
PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL SCIENCE

From an educational background and both rabbinic and psychoanalytic training in Germany, he emigrated as Nazism took hold. In university teaching, clinical practice and a succession of well-received books, he pursued the priority of maximising human freedom. That fulfilment entailed escape from false versions of being free – economic, emotional and political. Instead he sought a rounded version which he couched in terms of humanist ethics.

 

Life

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Video

Interview with Erich Fromm (30 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTu0qJG0NfU

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