Erich Fromm Glossary

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  • freedom

    Freedom is not so much a fact but a possibility: the authentic achievement of the human person. Freedom must be …

  • joy

    Joy is the concomitant of productive activity. It is not a „peak experience,“ which culminates and ends suddenly, but rather …

  • peace

    In order to have peace man must first find at-onement; peace is the result of a change within man in …

  • feeling

    The boundary between awareness of feeling and expression of feeling in words is very fluid. (…) The feeling may be …

  • society

    Sociability is an essential attribute of man. Its basic structure depends on the existence of an I and a Thou, …

  • social character; character of society

    Each society is structuralized and operates in certain ways which are necessitated by a number of objective conditions; such conditions …

  • mental health; health, mental

    The concept of mental health follows from the very conditions of human existence, and it is the same for man …

  • awareness

    Generally the words „to be aware,“ „to know,“ „to be conscious of“ are considered to be synonymous. (…) It is …

  • force as principle

    To most people the principle of force appears so natural and self-evident that they do not even recognize that it …

  • conscience

    Humanistic conscience is not the internalized voice of an authority whom we are eager to please and afraid of displeasing; …

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