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Escape from freedom

Author: Erich Fromm; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., [1941]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that man's freedom traditional bonds, although it has brought independence and rationality, has also made him isolated and anxious. From this isolation he is tempted to escape into new forms of authoritarianism and totalitarianism.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980.
Escape from freedom.
New York [etc.] Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. [1941]
(OCoLC)646862561
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Fromm; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
OCLC Number: 1541006
Notes: London edition (K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd.) has title: The fear of freedom.
Description: ix, 2 leaves, 3-305 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Freedom, a psychological problem? --
II. Emergence of the individual and the ambiguity of freedom --
III. Freedom in the age of the Reformation --
Medieval background and the Renaissance --
Period of the Reformation --
IV. Two aspects of freedom for modern man --
V. Mechanisms of escape --
Authoritarianism --
Destructiveness --
Automaton conformity --
VI. Psychology of Nazism --
VII. Freedom and democracy --
The illusion of individuality --
Freedom and spontaneity --
Appendix: Character and the social process --
Index.
Responsibility: by Erich Fromm.

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Argues that man's freedom traditional bonds, although it has brought independence and rationality, has also made him isolated and anxious. From this isolation he is tempted to escape into new forms of authoritarianism and totalitarianism.

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