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To Have or To Be? / Edition 1
     

To Have or To Be? / Edition 1

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by Erich Fromm
 

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ISBN-10: 178093680X

ISBN-13: 9781780936802

Pub. Date: 06/27/2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm. His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode,

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To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm. His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode, which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity. To Have Or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.

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ISBN-13:
9781780936802
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Series:
Bloomsbury Revelations Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
399,675
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Introduction: The Great Promise, Its Failure, and New Alternatives \ Part 1: Understanding the Difference between Having and Being \ I. A First Glance \ II. Having and Being in Daily Experience \ III. Having and Being in the Old and New Testaments and in the Writings of Master Eckhart \ Part 2: Analyzing the Fundamental Differences between the Two Modes of Existence \ IV. What Is the Having Mode? \ V. What Is the Being Mode? \ VI. Further Aspects of Having and Being \ Part 3: The New Man and the New Society \ VII. Religion, Character, and Society \ VIII. Conditions for Human Change and the Features of the New Man \ IX. Features of the New Society \ Bibliography \ Index

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To Have or to Be 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Akibushido More than 1 year ago
This is one of many fine works of Dr. Fromm's. A must read to anyone whom is concerned with understanding this society and themsellfs in this current world. One of many masterpieces from his collection. Enjoy.