Erich Fromm, Love's Prophet

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Lawrence J. Friedman talks about Erich Fromm, a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century. The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet, is the first study of Fromm's influences and achievements, and revisits his most important works.


Lawrence J. Friedman

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Fromm was homophobic. In the Art of Loving he writes "The homosexual deviation is a failure to attain this polarized union, and thus the homosexual suffers from the pain of never-resolved separateness, a failure, however, which he shares with the average heterosexual who cannot love." (p. 28). Since he was considered a Guru he did a lot of damage in the way people think about Gays people.

Jul. 04 2013 10:13 AM
Ed from Larchmont

It would be interesting to see how his purposes and goals grew out of his rabbinic training.

Jul. 03 2013 12:57 PM

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