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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Erich Fromm

Shaper of the Human Condition

ISBN 9780230516557
Publication Date October 2009
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Mind Shapers

Fromm was one of the most influential psychoanalysts and social commentators of the 20th century. Thomson's fresh look at his work introduces his views on human nature, personal relationships and therapy, showing how his unique enquiry into the human condition offers thought-provoking guidance for radical changes to society and our personal lives.

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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