The Art of Being by Erich Fromm audiobook

The Art of Being

By Erich Fromm
Read by Raymond Todd

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786178391

  • ISBN: 9780786180547

Runtime: 4.72 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This classic work by psychologist and social philosopher Eric Fromm builds upon his previous popular book, To Have or to Be? In The Art of Being, Fromm teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness.

How can we realize and actualize love, reason, and meaningful, productive work? Fromm’s proposed way of living, based on authentic self-awareness, comes only through honest self-analysis. Wisely, he warns of the pitfalls of our attaining enlightenment without effort, or believing that life can be lived without pain. The tantalizing “spiritual smorgasbord” offered by our consumer-oriented world, Fromm maintains, only feeds our illusions of “easy awareness.” Confronting the psycho-gurus who preach these shortcuts to enlightenment, Fromm offers another way to self-awareness and well-being, one based on psychoanalysis and self-awareness through meditation. By learning to be centered in the self, the individual is less swayed by the endless pressures and dissatisfactions of the culture of consumerism.

The Art of Being is one of Fromm’s most important works.

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Author Bio: Erich Fromm

Author Bio: Erich Fromm ERICH FROMM was a German-born psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society. He was the author of To Have Or to Be?, The Art of Loving, The Sane Society, On Being Human, The Art of Listening, Marx’s Concept of Man, and many other classic works. He died in 1980.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English