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Palgrave Macmillan

Erich Fromm

Shaper of the Human Condition

ISBN 9780230516557
Publication Date October 2009
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Mind Shapers

The twentieth century was defined by far-reaching social changes, and this fresh insight into the life and works of Erich Fromm offers a compelling overview of his observations. Fromm's views on personal relationships, therapy, and his critique of society were closely tied to his astute analysis of the changes he witnessed and made him into a highly influential social and political commentator. In this absorbing introduction, Thomson considers how Fromm's early experiences influenced his enquiry into the human condition and examines what relevance his ideas still hold for students and readers today.

ANNETTE THOMSON teaches psychology and sociology for the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, UK. Her research interests cover a variety of topics in social and developmental psychology.

A Short Biography
Fromm's View of a Man
Loving-A Special Art?
The Art of Psychotherapy
What's Wrong with Society?
Burning Boats or Building Bridges?
The Relevance of Fromm's Ideas in our Time


"Thomson offers an original and thoughtful re-examination of Erich Fromm's ideas, placing them in their intellectual and historical context and highlighting their relevance for our times. This book is scholarly, but written with refreshing clarity. I recommend it highly." - David Ingleby, Professor of Intercultural Psychology at Utrecht University
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