Search by title, author or ISBN

Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Anatomy of Human Destructiveness by Fromm, Erich, ISBN: 9780030075964
Add an alert Add to a list

Add a alert

Enter prices below and click 'Add'. You will receive an alert when the book is available for less than the new or used price you specify.

Alert if:
Close

Add this book to a list

You can add this book to any one of your lists. Just select the list below, and click 'Add'.

Close
ISBN: 9780030075964
Publisher: Holt Rinehart Winston
Published: January 1992
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries
Editions: 8 other editions of this product

Please describe the issue

If you have noticed an incorrect price, image or just something you'd like to tell us, enter it below. Please include your email address if you'd like a reply.

Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

How can we explain man's lust for cruelty? In a world in which violence seems to be increasing, social philosopher Erich Fromm has treated this haunting question with depth and scope in the most original and far-reaching work of his brilliant career. Fromm goes beyond the controversy between instinctivists like Lorenz, who argue that man's destructiveness has been inherited from his animal ancestors, and behaviorists like Skinner, who maintain that there are no innate human traits since everything is the result of social conditioning. Conceding that there is a kind of aggression which man shares with animals, Fromm shows that it is defensive in nature, designed to insure survival. On the other hand, malignant aggression, or destructiveness, in which man kills without biological or social purpose, is peculiarly human and not instinctive; it is one of the passions, like ambition or greed. Drawing on findings of neurophysiology, prehistory, anthropology, and animal psychology, Fromm presents a global and historical study of human destructiveness that enables readers to evaluate the data for themselves. Although deeply indebted to Freud, Fromm emphasizes social and cultural factors as well. Destructiveness is seen in terms of the dreams and associations of many patients, and of historical figures such as Stalin--an extreme example of sadism; Himmler--an example of the bureaucratic-sadistic character; and Hitler.--From publisher description.

NEW ITEMS
Prices in €EUR ( Prices updated . )
Retailer Price Delivery Availability Total
BOOKO IS FINDING THE BEST PRICES FOR YOU.
WON'T BE A JIFFY...
USED ITEMS
Prices in €EUR
Retailer Price Delivery Availability Total
BOOKO IS FINDING THE BEST PRICES FOR YOU.
WON'T BE A JIFFY...

Historical Prices

Loading...
This graph is for informational purposes only. Occasionally pricing data is captured incorrectly, through bugs in Booko or the stores supplying data, which may distort the graph, providing undue hope that even lower prices sometimes appear.

Recently Updated

Mario Time! (Nintendo)
Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Server Essentials V10.6
Smörgåsbord
The Essential Paulo Coelho
Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (Disney Classics)Little Golden Book
Brave Batgirl! (Dc Super Friends. Step Into Reading)
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds
Building Stories
Sleeping in the Ground: DCI Banks 24
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction
Alkitab Holy Bible / Indonesian - English Bilingual Holy Bible / New King James Version / TB - NKJV / Black Skivertex, Golden Edges with Thumb Index / Words of Christ in Red / Idealline Compact Edition
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z