Fromm, Erich

A New York psychoanalyst, stands between Jung and Freud in his view of dreams. In his book about dreams, The Forgotten Language, he says they express both the biological drives and urges which are the substructure of our self awareness, as well as the wisdom and spirituality that transcends waking thought.

His book Escape from Freedom is viewed as one of the founding works of political psychology. His second important work, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics, first published in 1947, continued and enriched the ideas of Escape from Freedom. Taken together, these books outlined Fromm’s theory of human character, which was a natural outgrowth of Fromm’s theory of human nature. Fromm’s most popular book was The Art of Loving, an international bestseller first published in 1956.

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