The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness / Edition 1

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness / Edition 1

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by Erich Fromm
     
 

In this provocative book, the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz and behavior psychologist B.F. Skinner.

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Overview

In this provocative book, the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz and behavior psychologist B.F. Skinner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805016048
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
340,551
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
Terminology,
Introduction: Instincts and Human Passions,
Part I: Instinctivism, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis,
1. The Instinctivists,
2. Environmentalists and Behaviorists,
3. Instinctivism and Behaviorism: Their Differences and Similarities,
4. The Psychoanalytic Approach to the Understanding of Aggression,
Part II: The Evidence Against the Instinctivist Thesis,
5. Neurophysiology,
6. Animal Behavior,
7. Paleontology,
8. Anthropology,
Part III: The Varieties of Aggression and Destructiveness and Their Respective Conditions,
9. Benign Aggression,
10. Malignant Aggression: Premises,
11. Malignant Aggression: Cruelty and Destructiveness,
12. Malignant Aggression: Necrophilia,
13. Malignant Aggression: Adolf Hitler, a Clinical Case of Necrophilia,
Epilogue: On the Ambiguity of Hope,
Appendix: Freud's Theory of Aggressiveness and Destructiveness,
Bibliography,
Index,
A Biography of Erich Fromm,

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