The Art of Loving

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Harper Collins, 5 sept. 2000 - 129 pages
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The Art of Loving has helped hundreds of thousands of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. An astonishing frank and candid book renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, it explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the course of one's life.

Most of us are unable to develop our ability to love on the only level that really counts-a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to love demands practice and concentration. Even more than any other art, it demands genuine insight and understanding. In this startling book, Fromm discusses love in all aspects: not only romantic love, so surrounded by false conceptions, but also love of parents for children, brotherly love, erotic.

 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Erich Fromm as a love therapist. Blunt statements about the barriers which society erects between its members and any possible achievement of any kind of love -- parental, brotherly, erotic, onanist, divine. They are all problemmatic. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - yarnspinner - LibraryThing

Every Fromm title is a masterpiece. This small book is an insight into the psychology of interpersonal relations, that, is relevant to all of us. To look at love as an art, to understand the dynamic ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

THE THEORY OF LOVE
7
LOVE AND ITS DISINTEGRATION
77
THE PRACTICE OF LOVE
99
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Psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900. He received a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in 1922 and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in 1930. He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. In 1934, he moved to New York and became a professor at Columbia University. In 1950, he moved to Mexico City and became a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, where he created a psychoanalytic section at the medical school. He retired from there in 1965 and moved to Muralto, Switzerland in 1974. Throughout his life, Fromm maintained a clinical practice and wrote books. His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. He became known for linking human personality types with socioeconomic and political structures. His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in 1956 and became an international bestseller. He died on March 18, 1980.




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