As a psychoanalyst, he applied psychoanalysis to social, political, religious, moral activities. He was particularly interested in the study of individual and society. He paid much attention to self human realization.
He took views of Freud and he attempted a synthesis (combination) and reformulation (systematical expression) of Freud and Marx.
He is also a self-styled Marxist, but his idea is against the theory of Marxism, for he used to view things from psychoanalysis, not from class struggle.
He held that man is a product of his culture. Social character is not determined by instinct (biological drive) but rather shaped by cultural training. wwW.tiNGlikU.Com
Escape from Freedom 《逃离自由》
The Sane Society 《健全的社会》
The Art of Loving 《爱的艺术》
Psychoanalysis and Religion 《精神分析学与宗教》
May Man Prevail 《愿人类成功》
The Revolution of Hope 《希望革命》
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness 《人类毁灭之分析》
Beyond the Chains of Illusions 《越过幻想之链》
This piece is an excerpt from “The Sane Society” 1955. In this book, Fromm is mainly concerned with the effect of a sociological environment on Americans which exalts (praise) success through competition
human alienation that accompanies technological development which isolates the workman from the finished product.