The Fear of Freedom

A psychoanalytical and historical work which asks whether the fear of freedom is the root of the 20th-century's predeliction for one or other kind of totalitarianism.

Author: Erich Fromm



Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 257

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A psychoanalytical and historical work which asks whether the fear of freedom is the root of the 20th-century's predeliction for one or other kind of totalitarianism. It should be of interest to students of psychology and sociology, as well as psychoanalysts.

Volume 13 Kierkegaard s Influence on the Social Sciences

52 Fromm, Escape from Freedom, p. 193. (The Fear of Freedom, p. 166.) 53 Fromm, Escape from Freedom, p. 201. (The Fear of Freedom, p. 173.) 54 Ibid. 55 Ibid. 56 Fromm, Escape from Freedom, p. 244. (The Fear of Freedom, p. 210.) ...

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351875116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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Kierkegaard has long been known as a philosopher and theologian, but his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have also made an important impact on these fields. In many of the works of his complex authorship, Kierkegaard presents his intriguing and unique vision of the nature and mental life of human beings individually and collectively. The articles featured in the present volume explore the reception of Kierkegaard's thought in the social sciences. Of these fields Kierkegaard is perhaps best known in psychology, where The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness unto Death have been the two most influential texts. With regard to the field of sociology, social criticism, or social theory, Kierkegaard's Literary Review of Two Ages has also been regarded as offering valuable insights about some important dynamics of modern society..

Escape from Freedom

The author analyzes what he considers to be contemporary man's fear of positive freedom and willingness to submit to totalitarianism.

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805031492

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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The author analyzes what he considers to be contemporary man's fear of positive freedom and willingness to submit to totalitarianism.


Fear of Freedom : Can Democracy Succeed in Iraq ? Fromm concluded his thesis by insisting that “ authoritarian systems cannot do away with the basic conditions that make for the quest for freedom ; neither can they exterminate the quest ...




Category: Military art and science


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The Fear and the Freedom

... 303 Giedion, Sigfried 104, 108 Giornale, Il 42 Girl Guides 154 Glin ́ski, Piotr 359 globalization 401–21, 425 backlash 412–14 and diversity in western Europe 403–5 fear, freedom and 414–18 and immigration from the colonies 405–9 and ...

Author: Keith Lowe

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466842296

Category: History

Page: 512

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Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world. The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII—simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history. It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN. It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space. The war created new philosophies, new ways of living, new architecture: this was the era of Le Corbusier, Simone de Beauvoir and Chairman Mao. But amidst the waves of revolution and idealism there were also fears of globalization, a dread of the atom bomb, and an unexpressed longing for a past forever gone. All of these things and more came about as direct consequences of the war and continue to affect the world that we live in today. The Fear and the Freedom is the first book to look at all of the changes brought about because of WWII. Based on research from five continents, Keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom tells the very human story of how the war not only transformed our world but also changed the very way we think about ourselves.

Let the Numbers Guide You

Fear of freedom can become freedom from fear so why turn away from the freedom of flight when you could take the flight of freedom? You have a fear of responsibility of injustice and of speaking out for injustice and ...

Author: Shiv Charan Singh

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789047064

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

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Numerology is perhaps the oldest of the divination arts and at the heart of many religious systems - Hebrew, Chaldean, Indian, Chinese and others. This title provides the real spiritual base for the use of numbers, illustrating why they have their own integrity. It explains why they relate to particular psychological states and shows how they can be used for diagnosing life's problems and providing solutions. It shows how numbers are a mirror of our very essence, explaining the relevance of time cycles and dates of birth. It also highlights the universal message of the ten Sikh gurus and shows how you can become a Ten-in-One Being. As an offering of the formula behind all formulas, it offers no quick fixes, but presents numerology as a multi-faceted jewel that you can refer to again and again in your life. Not limited to any one numerology system, it reveals the ground of them all. Describing the essence of numbers it goes beyond the usual fortune telling or application of a particular system to put the soul back into numerology. It covers dates of birth, time calendars and spiritual bodies, telling you more about yourself in a friendly way than you imagine there is to know.

Sane Society Ils 252

This book is a continuation of The Fear of Freedom, written over fifteen years ago. In The Fear of Freedom I tried to show that the totalitarian movements appealed to a deep-seated craving to escape from the freedom man had achieved in ...

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135034176

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Following the publication of the seminal Fear of Freedom, Erich Fromm applied his unique vision to a critique of contemporary capitalism in The Sane Society. Where the former dealt with man's historic inability to come to terms with his sense of isolation, and the dangers to which this can lead, The Sane Society took his theories one step further. In doing so it established Fromm as one of the most controversial political thinkers of his generation. Anaylsing how individuals conform to contemporary capitalist and patriarchal societies, the book was published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval. It was a scathing indictment of modern capitalism and as such proved unwelcome to many. Unwelcome because much of what Fromm had to say was true. Today, as we settle into the challenges of the 21st century, Fromm's writings are just as relevant as when they were first written. Read it and decide for yourself - are you living in a sane society?


Studying the case of Abraham, one acquires a sense of the fear and trembling that underlie freedom, and one can see why Shestov declares that “the fear of freedom is a fundamental characteristic of our perhaps distorted but nonetheless ...

Author: David Patterson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The life of a human community rests on common experience. Yet in modem life there is an experience common to all that threatens the very basis of community -- the experience of exile. No one in the modem world has been spared the encounter with homelessness. Refugees and fugitives, the disillusioned and disenfranchised grow in number every day. Why does it happen? What does it mean? And how are we implicated? David Patterson responds to these and related questions by examining exile, a primary motif in Russian thought over the last century and a half. By "exile" he means not only a form of punishment but an existential condition. Drawing on texts by such familiar figures as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, and Brodsky, as well as less thoroughly examined figures, including Florensky, Shestov, Tertz, and Gendelev, Patterson moves beyond the political and geographical fact of exile to explore its spiritual, metaphysical, and linguistic aspects. Thus he pursues the connections between exile and identity, identity and meaning, meaning and language. Patterson shows that the problem of meaning in human life is a problem of homelessness, that the effort to return from exile is an effort to return meaning to the word, and that the exile of the word is an exile of the human being. By making heard voices from the Russian wilderness, Patterson makes visible the wilderness of the world.

The Necessary Dream

42See Anthony Storr , Sexual Deviation , p.29 . “ Sexual Deviation , pp.33 , 34 , 35 and 39 . ** The Fear of Freedom , p.136 . " S The Fear of Freedom , p.138 ; Sexual Deviation , p.46 . * The Fear of Freedom , pp . 127 and 130 . “ ?

Author: Pamela Bacarisse

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389208099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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The Latin American novelist Manuel Puig is perhaps best known for his novel Kiss of the Spider Woman. The Necessary Dream provides an introduction to and interpretation of his seven novels written from 1968 to 1982. While each novel is given a separate chapter, the homogenious thread of attitudes and themes which touch on psychology, feminism, Argentine politics and popular culture, is clearly displayed. Contents: Introduction; 'La Vie est ailleurs': ^R La traiciÛn de Rita Hayworth (1968); 'The Rules of the Game': Boquitas pintadas (1969); 'The Divided Self': The Buenos Aires Affair (1973); 'The Kiss of Death': El beso de la mujer aran?ía (1976); 'Only Make-Believe': Pubis angelical (1979); 'Les Liaisons dangereuses': MaldiciÛn eterna a quien lea estas p-ginas (1980); 'Life's a Dream': Sangre de amor correspondido (1982); Notes; Bibliography; Index