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Escape from freedom

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl book edView all editions and formats
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Presents the text in which philosopher Erich Fromm discusses his theories about the dangers, responsibilities, and consequences of freedom.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Fromm
ISBN: 0805031499 9780805031492
OCLC Number: 29877248
Notes: "An Owl book."
Originally published: New York : Farrar & Reinhart, 1941.
Description: xviii, 301 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Freedom, a psychological problem? --
II. The emergence of the individual and the ambiguity of freedom --
III. Freedom in the age of the Reformation --
1. Medieval background and the Renaissance --
2. The period of the Reformation --
IV. The two aspects of freedom for modern man --
V. Mechanisms of escape --
1. Authoritarianism --
2. Destructiveness --
3. Automation conformity --
VI. Psychology of Nazism --
VII. Freedom and democracy --
1. The illusion of individuality --
2. Freedom and spontaneity --
Appendix. Character and the social process.
Responsibility: Erich H. Fromm.
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Presents the text in which philosopher Erich Fromm discusses his theories about the dangers, responsibilities, and consequences of freedom.

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