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The anatomy of human destructiveness, Erich Fromm

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The anatomy of human destructiveness
Title
The anatomy of human destructiveness
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Erich Fromm
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Language
eng
Summary
How can we explain man's lust for cruelty? In a world in which violence seems to be increasing, social philosopher Erich Fromm has treated this haunting question with depth and scope in the most original and far-reaching work of his brilliant career. Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man's destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and behaviorists like Skinner, who maintain that there are no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning. Conceding that there is a kind of aggression which man shares with animals, Fromm shows that it is defensive in nature, designed to insure survival. On the other hand, malignant aggression, or destructiveness, in which man kills without biological or social purpose, is peculiarly human and not instinctive; it is one of the passions, like ambition or greed. Drawing on findings of neurophysiology, prehistory, anthropology, and animal psychology, Fromm presents a global and historical study of human destructiveness that enables readers to evaluate the data for themselves. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. Destructiveness is seen in terms of the dreams and associations of many patients, and of historical figures such as Stalin--an extreme example of sadism; Himmler--an example of the bureaucratic-sadistic character; and Hitler.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1900-1980
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Fromm, Erich
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.A3
LC item number
F77 1973
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 575.A3
NLM item number
F932a 1973
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Aggressiveness
  • Violence
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Agressivité
  • Violence
  • Aggressiveness
  • Violence
  • Agressie
  • Geweld
  • Sadisme
  • Agressivité (Psychologie)
  • Violence
  • Aggression
  • Destruktion
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Theorie
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The anatomy of human destructiveness, Erich Fromm
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 479-498
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Instinctivism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis. The instinctivists -- Environmentalists and behaviorists -- Instinctivism and behaviorism : their differences and similarities -- The psychoanalytic approach to the understanding of aggression -- pt. II. The evidence against the instinctivist thesis. Neurophysiology -- Animal behavior -- Paleontology -- Anthropology -- pt. III. The varieties of aggression and destructiveness and their respective conditions. Benign aggression -- Malignant aggression : premises -- Malignant aggression : cruelty and destructiveness -- Malignant aggression : necrophilia -- Malignant aggression : Adolf Hitler, a clinical case of necrophilia -- Epilogue: On the ambiguity of hope -- Appendix: Freud's theory of aggressiveness and destructiveness
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 521 pages
Isbn
9780030075964
Lccn
73003698
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000382296
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  • (OCoLC)00677299
  • (OCoLC)ocm00677299
Label
The anatomy of human destructiveness, Erich Fromm
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 479-498
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Instinctivism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis. The instinctivists -- Environmentalists and behaviorists -- Instinctivism and behaviorism : their differences and similarities -- The psychoanalytic approach to the understanding of aggression -- pt. II. The evidence against the instinctivist thesis. Neurophysiology -- Animal behavior -- Paleontology -- Anthropology -- pt. III. The varieties of aggression and destructiveness and their respective conditions. Benign aggression -- Malignant aggression : premises -- Malignant aggression : cruelty and destructiveness -- Malignant aggression : necrophilia -- Malignant aggression : Adolf Hitler, a clinical case of necrophilia -- Epilogue: On the ambiguity of hope -- Appendix: Freud's theory of aggressiveness and destructiveness
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 521 pages
Isbn
9780030075964
Lccn
73003698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
000382296
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00677299
  • (OCoLC)ocm00677299

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