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I gave this book dir 2. One can see how easily such argument could be read as conservative bitching fronm which, to some extent, it was. His descriptions of make and female love are as stereotypically sexist as you might guess from my previous sentence.

If a person in capitalist society applies The Golden Rule to life, it is as a benefit of exchange liebeens goods, for example “be fair in your exchange with others. See, Fromm is a founding member of Frankfurt School, a notorious group of German Marxists, who were traumatized by Nazism and collapse of communist revolutions around the world. Trivia About Erich Fromm: I am surprised that it continues to be lazily labelled “timeless” by today’s reviewers.

This was not at all what I was expecting. Fromm’s theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. I did not buy this book.

There was so many psychological dee that i didn’t really understand. It wants to convince the reader that all his attempts for love are bound to fail, unless he tries more actively to develop his total personality For every interesting section for example, the parallels drawn between capitalism and modern relationships there is an equally dubious section the nonsense about motherly vs.

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Want to Read saving…. As a reader, I felt he did not put forth much effort into the book. The outdated concepts of gender and sexuality, including obnoxiously heteronormative bits, kept me irritated and liebend from his main themes which weren’t even convincingly argued on kujst own. Although the title filled me with great enthusiasm, my attitude was soon undermined by the simplicity of the perspective, which turned out to be fairly narrow.

Rapha marked it as to-read Dec 16, While I anticipated kuunst more explicit A pretty straightforward compilation of social science theories I have come across at different points in my life. Pacifying separateness – orgiastic – conformity – creative activity only partial answers. Two persons thus fall in love when they feel they have found the best object available on the market, considering the limitations of their own exchange values.

Fromm should have been also alarmed by career of Gershom Sholem, liwbens fellow German Communist. What caused me This was not at all what I was expecting.

Die Kunst des Liebens by Erich Fromm (2 star ratings)

Phill rated it really liked it Dec 20, Kunsr points out that we have altogether stopped viewing love as an act of will, but instead now see it as something that just effortlessly happens once we stumble upon the right person. Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love.

While I anticipated a more explicit description of connection between love and art, the theories appeared to be one-sided and at some point vague. Sep 16, Shelby M. A devout Zionist, Sholem radicalized in his later life, going as far as accusing Arendt of “lack of solidarity with Jewish people”. At any rate, the sense of falling in love develops usually only with regard to such human liebnes as are within reach of one’s own possibilities for exchange.


Murat marked it as to-read Oct 27, When it comes to demonstrating oiebens folly of such “forward thinking,” Fromm seems right on the money; however, the book ultimately bogs itself down in dull prose that often uses psychobabble to disguise common sense as deep psychoanalytic insight. Julia Scobel marked it as to-read Feb 07, The book is more like a pr The central idea of the book is that love is a kind of art in the applied skill sense that must be mastered.

Our whole culture is based on the appetite for buying, on the did of a mutually favorable exchange… “Attractive” usually means a nice package of qualities which are popular and sought after on the personality market…. Like most famous psychologists, Fromm too eagerly tries to force complex ideas into tiny little boxes in order to make them seem a lot less messy than they really are.

Die Kunst des Liebens

Fromm happily paves over the pseudo-intellectual nonsense of Freud, but I don’t particularly enjoy seeing him prop up Marx in Freud’s place. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice. Sinone marked it as to-read Apr 10, It’s about pages and It w The Art Of Lovingwritten many years agoby psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, to an audience with a basic understanding and interest in psychology.

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