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The art of being

Author: Erich Fromm; Raymond Todd
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : CD for computer : MP3 : Sound recording   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book by psychologist and social philosopher Eric Fromm builds upon his previous book "To have or to Be?" The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Fromm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Fromm; Raymond Todd
ISBN: 0786180544 9780786180547
OCLC Number: 67699694
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Raymond Todd.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact disc, MP3 format.; System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Responsibility: Erich Fromm.

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This book by psychologist and social philosopher Eric Fromm builds upon his previous book "To have or to Be?" The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Fromm observes that the modern person is less a self-reflective being than a composite of data promoted by the mass media, and he encourages us to pursue true self-awareness beyond simple political, ideological, and religious cliches. By learning to be centered in the self, the individual is less swayed by the endless pressures and dissatisfactions of the culture of consumerism.

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