To Have Or to Be? by Erich Fromm
To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm. His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode, which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity. To Have Or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.
- Series: Bloomsbury Revelations
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; Reprint edition (June 27, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178093680X
- ISBN-13: 978-1780936802
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
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