Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm nsIn existographies, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) (IQ:160|#550) [RGM:661|1,500+] (CR:16) was a German-born American social psychologist noted, in hmolscience, for his 1956 The Art of Loving, wherein he extols on his theory of meaning amid prison camp existence.

In 1956, Fromm published his The Art of Loving, wherein he theorizes about people, via human physics and human chemistry metaphors, e.g. individuals as human atoms; discusses concepts such as how human energy and skill are without ‘exchange value’ if there is no demand for them; how, at times, the social machine can operate without friction; models love on chemical-style metaphors including fusion, explosion, orgiastic union, among others.

Human atoms
Fromm models of people as “atoms” as follows:

“Contemporary society preaches the ideal of unindividualized equality because it needs human atoms, each one the same, to make them function in mass aggregation, smoothly, without friction; all obeying the same commands, yet everybody being convinced they he is following his own desires.”


Quotes | Employed
The following are quotes employed by Fromm:

“He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also love, notices, sees. The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love. Anyone who imagines that all fruit ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes.”
Paracelsus (c.1530), quoted by Erich Fromm in The Art of Loving (pg. ix)

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes:

“The deepest need of man is the need to overcome his separateness, to leave the prison of his aloneness. The absolute failure to achieve this aim means insanity.”
— Erich Fromm (1956), The Art of Loving (pg. 9)

“I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found.”
— Erich Fromm (1959), The Art of Loving

“Fortitude is the capacity to say no when the world wants to hear yes.”
— Erich Fromm (c.1960) (Ѻ)

See also
Toralf Zschau

1. Fromm, Erich. (1956). The Art of Loving. Bloomsbury, 2000.

External links
Erich Fromm – Wikipedia.

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