Escape from Freedom
Erich Fromm

Escape from Freedom


The thesis of the book is that modern man, freed from the bonds of pre-individualistic society, which simultaneously gave him security and limited him, has not gained freedom in the positive sense of the realisation of his individual self.

Freedom, though it has brought him his independence and rationality, has isolated him, and made him anxious and powerless.

This isolation is unbearable and the alternatives he is confronted with are either to escape from the burden of this freedom into new dependencies and submission, or to advance to the full realisation of positive freedom which is based on the uniqueness and individuality of man.

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If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941. Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm’s work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.

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Erich Fromm
Mejahed Abdelmeaim mejahed
Original Language
Arabic (Translated)
Publishing House
Maktabet Dar El Kalema Publishing House
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238 gm

الفصل الأول - الحرية: هل هي مشكلة سيكولوجية؟

الفصل الثاني: بزوغ الفرد وضبابية الحرية

الفصل الثالث: الحرية في عصر الإصلاح

1 - الخلفية التاريخية للعصور الوسطى وعصر النهضة

2 -  فترة حركة الإصلاح

الفصل الرابع: جانباً من الحرية عند الإنسان الحديث

الفصل الخامس: أساليب الهروب

1 - النزعة التسلطية   

2 - التدميرية

3 - امتثال الإنسان الآلي

الفصل السادس: سيكولوجية النازية

الفصل السابع: الحرية والديمقراطية

1-    وهم التفردية

2 - الحرية والتلقائية