Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) studied sociology and psychoanalysis. In 1933, he emigrated as a member of the Frankfurt School of social thinkers to the United States, moved to Mexico in 1950, and spent his twilight years between 1974 and 1980 in Switzerland. His books Fear of Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956) made him famous. Other well-known books are Marx's Concept of Man, Beyond the Chains of Illusion, and The Essential Fromm.
Foreword Introduction: The Great Promise, Its Failure, and New Alternatives Part 1: Understanding the Difference between Having and Being I. A First Glance II. Having and Being in Daily Experience III. Having and Being in the Old and New Testaments and in the Writings of Master Eckhart Part 2: Analyzing the Fundamental Differences between the Two Modes of Existence IV. What Is the Having Mode? V. What Is the Being Mode? VI. Further Aspects of Having and Being Part 3: The New Man and the New Society VII. Religion, Character, and Society VIII. Conditions for Human Change and the Features of the New Man IX. Features of the New Society Bibliography Index