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Erich Fromm

Nikolovska 1 Summary Erich Fromm is a distinguished German writer, who has large interests in psychology, philosophy, sociology and history. In his essay” Disobedience as a psychological and moral problem”, he discusses and compares the different kinds of obedience and disobedience, and how they can have a positive or negative impact on the human society. In order to proof and give example for his view, Erich Fromm gives a very convenient reference, about the birth...

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“Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” Disobedience as a Phycological & Moral Problem by Erich Fromm

AND MORAL PROBLEM 1 “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” Erich Fromm Summaries Name Class Professor Date DISOBEDIENCE AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MORAL PROBLEM 2 “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” Erich Fromm Erich Fromm’s essay “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” suggests that humankind’s evolution has, and continues...

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“Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem, ” by Erich Fromm

Psychological and Moral Problem,” by Erich Fromm Summary Disobedience in the human history began with an act of disobedience, Failure or refusal to obey rules or in authorities and religious faiths. Is this, however, a bad thing? Erich Fromm would argue the capacity for disobedience the condition for freedom. In Erich Fromm’s “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem,” Mr. Fromm described, People must want obey, instead fearing to disobey. Erich Fromm starts his argument on the...

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Research on the Lottery by Shirley Jackson

lessing or erich fromm can be used as other sources. when introducing milgrom-you need more than a basic introduction-use first, last name and his credentials-but because of the experiment and it's importance to the quotations, you need to take a couple of sentences and briefly and concisely summarize his experiments and query into the dynamics between authority and obedience. test and understand it. stark authority pitted against an individual's conscience. when using lessing or fromm - because...

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'Happiness' Found in Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

existence diminishes, the mayor of the city eventually destroys the statue of the Happy Prince. The point Oscar Wilde makes at this part is that action for others with sincerity and truthfulness overwhelms the loss one gets through such action. As Erich Fromm, a German philosopher wrote in his book, ‘To Have or To Be’, property without purpose loses the value of it and absence with a purpose is more valued than its presence. Having firm belief on his action, the Happy Prince was able to practice his...

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Summary and Critique of “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm In “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm, Fromm states that human history was started by an act of disobedience, and that it will be ended by an act of obedience. He then says that the majority of human authorities and governments throughout history have demonized disobedience while sanctifying obedience, as their power comes from the obedience of the masses and that only obedience...

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Self-Centered Madness

10/28/13 Self-Centered Madness “Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.”- Erich Fromm. Self-centered people are all this world, there running like ants thinking there better than you. Which symptoms show in people well there are several such as those who think about themselves, worry about materialistic items, and they threat others badly because they only see them as objects rather than people? Narcissism: Having excessive pride in...

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Sanity and Insanity

into accepts and rejects. If a person does something in his society that is unusual or not wanted, they are called insane. According to Erich Fromm, in his book “The Sane Society”, most people share a certain set of values and ideologies and that sharing “confirms” the validity and sanity of those values and ideologies. It is called consensual validation. Fromm also argues that entire societies are “lacking in sanity”. He proves this by saying that a lot of people commit the same mistakes but it...

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English Essays

Marielle Devera English 1 Professor Guillen 20 April 2013 (Revised) Essay Exam #1: Fromm’s – Becoming an individual Erich Fromm a psychoanalyst and social critic who stated we should be disobedient for an individual can create a whole new beginning to the society. Meaning, becoming obedient can change a certain man’s life rejecting from higher class and creating his own. But as one man invents the whole world would want it. Releasing a new introduction could lead to “commodity hunger” and...

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Is Disobedience a Psychological and Moral Problem?

Is Disobedience a Psychological and Moral Problem? In his essay “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem,” Erich Fromm asks a question that he considers very important, “Why is man so prone to obey and why is it so difficult for him to disobey?” (405) He claims that disobedience is the right thing to do but obedience without questioning is bad. He claims that the history of human beings started because of acts of disobedience. He further claims that human beings continue to progress...

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