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To have or to be?

By: Fromm, Erich

Part of the Bloomsbury Revelations series
178093680X / 9781780936802
Paperback
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25/04/2013
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England
224 p.
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1978.

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.

BIC:

HPS Social & political philosophy, JMH Social, group or collective psychology

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