Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics (2020)

Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics Erich Fromm Man for Himself An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics In Man for Himself Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided become the helpless prey forces both with
  • Title: Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics
  • Author: Erich Fromm
  • ISBN: 9780805014037
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics Erich Fromm In Man for Himself, Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, become the helpless prey forces both within and without From the broad, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm s distinguished oeuvre, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philIn Man for Himself, Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, become the helpless prey forces both within and without From the broad, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm s distinguished oeuvre, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philosophy and ethics, and that human nature cannot be understood without understanding the values and moral conflicts that confront us all He shows that an ethical system can be based on human nature rather than on revelations or traditions As Fromm asserts, If man is to have confidence in values, he must know himself and the capacity of his nature for goodness and productiveness.
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  1. Jonathan

    Interesting but defective Fromm tries to sketch an ethical system that is both objective and humanistic That is, he believes that morality should derive from mankind s true nature and objective needs, but that we should get it from ourselves rather than from some transcendent authority This project is self defeating.In the first place, Fromm s quest for objectivity devolves into a new kind of authoritarianism Fromm believes that social scientists, especially psychologists such as Fromm himself, [...]

  2. Emad Attili

    If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validatedYOU ARE NOT FROM HERE YOU DON T BELONG TO PLANET EARTH Fromm WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU FROM This book is a continuation of Fromm s other book Escape from Freedom, and here he moves from discussing freedom, to discussing ethics What is the nature of the Humanistic Ethic [...]

  3. Umut

    Kitap be b l mden olu uyor Ahlak sorununa k sa bir giri , otoriter ahlak felsefesine kar n h manist ahlak felsefesinin sunumu, insan do as n n incelenmesi retici ve retici olmayan y nlenmeler , h manist ahlak felsefesinin sorunlar bencillik zgecilik, vicdan, inan , iyilik k t l k, ara erek, g rece mutlak etik vb kavramlar zerine ve son olarak ahlak sorununun g n m zdeki durumu hakk ndaki d nceler Fromm a g re insan n retici olma sorumlulu u bulunmakta, mutlulu a ve iyili e ula abilmesi i in kend [...]

  4. shpotakovskaya

    notes There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers Today the lack of faith is an expression of profound confusion and despair Once skepticism and rationalism were progressive forces for the development of thought now they have become rationalizations for relativism and uncertainty The failure of modern culture lies not in its principle of individualism, not in the idea that moral virtue is the same as the pursuit of self interest, but in the de [...]

  5. Harry Z

    Eric Fromm s works are some of the best books I have ever read on the human condition I remember reading the Art of Loving back in catholic high school and how strongly it impressed upon me the importance of loving over being in love This book is just as strong in every regard There s nothing I can tell to do it justice it s a short book, so just get it and read it His discussions of such subjects as instincts, drives, fulfillment and ethics are models of conciseness and clarity Perhaps some wil [...]

  6. Bob Nichols

    Toward the end of this book Fromm poses a central question Man, Good or Evil Here he takes on the dogma you know which side he s on of man s innate natural evilness and argues against those opponents of humanistic ethics which sees man as inherently good There are three problems with Fromm s argument First, the good versus evil dichotomy is simplistically stated Is man good or man bad assumes that there s one universal and common human nature If we vary by physical structure and physiological ma [...]

  7. Rebecca

    Worth reading, and realitivly easy to grasp compared to, say, Lacan He calls himself a humanist meaning to him, it seems that he is very individual centered, positive on the potentials of the individual against a potentially corrupting society as you could glean from the title One of the greatest annoyances was that you get no clear definition of such abstrations as living up to one s potentials or productiveness Also, he gets kind of obsessed with breaking down different types of characterswhic [...]

  8. E.E.

    This is an important book in order to understand the illusions that modern society creates and to understand one s self A good base for doing self analysis different character types and temperaments are explained After reading the book I had better vision for the world and myself It causes me to reconsider all my relationships, which is good, but this has made me somehow confused After reading this one and other works of Erich Fromm I ve noticed postive changes in me, but it bothers me that I ca [...]

  9. Javier

    An okay book, but nothing particularly new if you re familiar withErich Fromm s other works I did like his comments, though, on how anti social behavior crime , depression, etc is in many ways a response to profoundly unfulfilling negating social environments In this sense and many others, Fromm s analysis here as elsewhere is much needed as a perspective that calls for structural change, towards a society in which individuals can be affirmed and, in a sense, truly happy.

  10. Stephen

    Teetering somewhere between analytic psychology and existential philosophy, Fromm explores the existential dilemma and its ethical corollaries, proposing a humanistic solution man achieves his greatest happiness in productivity, in maximizing our innate potentials and being the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

  11. IAO131

    An incredibly clear and concise book that focuses on humanistic ethics I give it 4 instea of 5 stars because of Fromm s tendency to repeat himself and go on slightly irrelevant tangents, especially in the second half of the book Relevant to all Thelemtes interested in the problems of ethics, individually and socio politically.

  12. Deezer

    It might have changed my life Or at least, helped me make the decision which has the potential of changing my life.

  13. Sankar Raj

    Erich Fromm in this book develops ethical principles for the modern man based on humanist and existential philosophers.

  14. Christopher D Brown

    Amazingly shines a light on Washington, D.C toddayFromm s ideas are timeless His psychological, philosophical and political insights are valuable today as our society faces the problems of growing inequality He shows that the superficial self help industry and the corporate advertising complex see us as easy prey for the quick fixes they offer as solutions for the deep struggles we face as a society and as individuals.This book demonstrates that we all have the ability to understand our own nee [...]

  15. Jim Manis

    Does not hold up as well over the years since it was published Fromm s arguments are too heavily based on deductive reasoning and an agreement with his audience that he is telling them what they want to hear The productive life, Fromm argues, is the most desirable.

  16. Ci

    Fromm may have been attempting an enterprise to derive an ethical system from human psychology I agree with one librarian Jonathan who wrote an excellent review on this book.

  17. Nicu Grosan

    De mare actualitate chiar dac a fost conceputa cu decenii n urm De mare valoare i ajutor ca toate c r ile lui E FROMM

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