Erich Fromm

Erich Seligmann Fromm (/frɒm/; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi regime and settled in the US. He was one of the founders of The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City and was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.[4][n 1]

Erich Fromm
Fromm in 1974
Born
Erich Seligmann Fromm

March 23, 1900
DiedMarch 18, 1980(1980-03-18) (aged 79)
Muralto, Ticino, Switzerland
Alma materHeidelberg University
Era20th century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
School
Main interests
Humanism, social theory, Marxism
Notable ideas
Being and Having as modes of existence, security versus freedom, social character, Character orientation

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