The Art of Loving

The Art of Loving The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveM

The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveMost people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters love that is compounded of maturity, self knowledge, and courage As with every art, love demands practiceThe fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveMost people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters love that is compounded of maturity, self knowledge, and courage As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding.In his classic work, The Art of Loving, renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self love, the love of God, and the love of parents for their children.

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The Art of Loving

  1. Erich Fromm was a German born U.S psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society His works include The Art of Loving Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy and Man for Himself He died in 1980.Fromm s theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx Freud, of course, emphasized the unconscious, biological drives, repression, and so on In other words, Freud postulated that our characters were determined by biology Marx, on the other hand, saw people as determined by their society, and most especially by their economic systems.

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  1. My goodness, what is this dude smoking Someone close to me made me aware that this book existed, and so out of curiosity, I decided to borrow the book from the library and read it It took me 2 days, and really, I hated every bit of this book, for several reasons that I will delineate below But first, let me tell you what this book is about.Obviously, this is non fiction This is written by Erich Fromm, a prominent German social psychologist who happens to belong to the Frankfurt School, also know [...]

  2. I went through this book again partly because it has so much to say, and partly because I wanted to re read Erich Fromm s instructions on how to meditate I like the way he puts it, on pages 101 102 If I am attached to another person because I cannot stand on my own feet, he or she may be a lifesaver, but the relationship is not one of love Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love Anyone who tries to be alone with himself will discover how difficult it is He [...]

  3. The Art of Loving, Erich FrommThe Art of Loving is a 1956 book by psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, which was published as part of the World Perspectives Series edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen In this work, Fromm develops his perspective on human nature, from his earlier work, Escape from Freedom and Man for Himself principles which he revisits in many of his other major works 1974 1348 235 1353

  4. If my mate George hadn t recommended this book there is no chance at all that I would have read it I ve a strange relationship with LOVE in that I think it is grossly overrated by our society You could get away with thinking that if you were not in love in our society then there is something terribly wrong with you Never mind that the notion of being constantly in love in a world where this is all too frequently confused with being infatuated would be a nightmare not worth living.As I said to Ge [...]

  5. La t pica pregunta Qu es el amor Erich Fromm lo explica en este libro, pero claro, es muy dif cil que una sola persona sea due a de la verdad a un tipo de respuesta como en este tema.Sus hip tesis y tambi n afirmaciones son interesantes Varios tipos de amor y sentimiento puro, algo que en esta sociedad contempor nea hemos perdido, quiz s debido a la globalizaci n, la carga de trabajo, la falta de tiempo, o lo que sea El amor, al ser arte, tiene un valor tambi n hist rico, cultural y social, entr [...]

  6. This book confirms the idea that reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life, a better one indeed.Reading the Art of love awoke inside me some long dormant craving to approach the subject matter of love in a Tangible and Lucid way as Fromm did.In this book, Fromm asserts that love is essential to human flourishing and survival love is the answer to the problem of human existence he discusses frankly and candidly his theory of love in all its aspects not only romantic love, so steeped in [...]

  7. One of my favorite books I ve read it three times now, and i ll probably read it several times in the future I really appreciate what a down to earth way of dealing with his subject matter that Fromm has He recognizes that no book can make you a loving person, but he does recognize that by calling our attention to the myriad ways that we misunderstand, and deceive ourselves about love, we can begin to approach a better understanding of what it might take to become better lovers He implicates e [...]

  8. Las reflexiones de Fromm sobre el amor, la teor a del amor, son interesantes aunque obvias muchas de ellas No obstante, la parte de la desintegraci n del amor en la sociedad capitalista occidental me ha hecho reflexionar, contiene ideas muy interesantes Lo bueno de Fromm es que, a pesar de ser fil sofo como dir a Marx muestra propuestas de acci n, y su lenguaje es sencillo e instructivo, lejos del elitismo y la pedanter a de otros autores.

  9. Standing in love not Falling in love Discipline, Concentration, Patience, Faith, and The overcoming of narcissism

  10. More than just an average self help book on spoiler you must love yourself and develop the capacity to love before you can love others , Fromm takes a socio political historical psychoanalytic approach to the topic of Love There are times when it does get a bit theoretical which is a PLUS for me because I am a nerd , but the book is very much accessible A friend recently commented that if people read this book, there would be a lot happy, functional relationships True dat.This book came at a v [...]

  11. Como nos comenta Eric Fromm esta clase de libros, el suyo tambi n, est n m s enfocados a formular preguntas que a dar respuestas L gico C mo poner por escrito, en qu consiste amar, c mo tenemos que hacerlo Fromm amar lo asemeja a un arte m s, que como tal precisa trabajo, esfuerzo, dedicaci n, poner todos los sentidos alerta, etc tera Un amar que adopta un papel activo, ya que a menudo somos nosotros quienes queremos ser amados, la mayor a de las veces, adoptando un papel pasivo, cuando esto de [...]

  12. I underestimated the power of this rather unsophisticated looking book I have no idea who Fromm is but I imagine since he s a German Jew and lived through both world wars that he s a pretty insightful scholar He writes so eloquently about what love is and what is it not that I felt enlightened with every sentence Actually, I was imagining myself as bell hooks reading it for the first time in preparation to write All About Love So many of her premises are grounded in Fromm s theories and I love A [...]

  13. Have you ever held an idea so closely to the sides of your skull, you could never find the words or phrases to articulate it until someone stopped by and presented you with exactly what you had been searching for Erich Fromm did this for me in the context of mature and fulfilling relationships In the words of a good friend people should realized that serious philosophers devote think about such things such things being how interpersonal relationships are the bedrock of most human beings sanity, [...]

  14. Everyone should read this book It s for people who are in or trying to be in a relationship, but it s really also for any person who wants to be a better world citizen, in terms of how we relate to everyone significant other, family, friends, strangers, etc The premise is really that today s modern Western Capitalistic society does not allow for people to truly practice the art of love that being the art of loving a significant other or of brotherly love or neighborly love That is why so many pe [...]

  15. Also posted on my blog i mbookedindefinitelyThere s a lot of grain of truth in this theorizing and objectification of love that Erich Fromm successfully wrote Let me quote with liberality such instances so for the inherent beauty and magnificence of such statements One page xix It book wants to convince the reader that all his attempts at love are bound to fail unless he tries most actively develop his total personality so as to achieve a productive orientation On page 22 Love is an activity, n [...]

  16. love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problems of human existence This very little book dispels a lot of myths about love.our culture is obsessed with love We have innumerable romantic movies,songs, literature,dances centred on it falling in love is valued highly Humans are on the look out for the one s generally judging on the basis of material prosperity, physical attractiveness Young people are expected to get married brotherhood,concern for others is also emphasised during fes [...]

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