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The anatomy of human destructiveness

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl book edView all editions and formats
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A study of man's destructive nature that utilizes evidence from psychoanalysis, neurophysiology, animal psychology, paleontology, and anthropology and is documented with clinical examples.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Fromm
ISBN: 9780805016048 080501604X
OCLC Number: 24376564
Notes: Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1973.
"An Owl book."
Description: 576 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one. Instinctivism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis --
The instinctivists --
Environmentalists and behaviorists --
Instinctivism and behaviorism; their differences and similarities --
The psychoanalytic approach to the understanding of aggression --
Part two. The evidence against the instinctivist thesis --
Neurophysiology --
Animal behavior --
Paleontology --
Anthropology --
Part three. The varieties of aggression and detructiveness and their respective conditions --
Benign aggression --
Malignant aggression: premises --
Malignant aggression: cruelty and destructiveness --
Malignant aggression: necrophilia --
Malignant aggression: Adolf Hitler, a clinical case of necrophilia --
Epilogue: On the ambiguity of hope.
Responsibility: Erich Fromm.
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A study of man's destructive nature that utilizes evidence from psychoanalysis, neurophysiology, animal psychology, paleontology, and anthropology and is documented with clinical examples.

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