9781780936802

To Have or To Be?

  • ISBN 13:

    9781780936802

  • ISBN 10:

    178093680X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/27/2013
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

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.

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