To Have or To Be?
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.
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it is the thesis of World Perspectives that man is in the process of developing a
new consciousness which, in spite of his apparent spiritual and moral captivity,
can eventually lift the human race above and beyond the fear, ignorance, and ...
Thus World Perspectives endeavors to define that ecumenical power of the mind
and heart which enables man through his mysterious greatness to re-create his
life. This series is committed to a re-examination of all those sides of human ...
World Perspectives endeavors to show that the conception of wholeness, unity,
organism is a higher and more concrete conception than that of matter and
energy. Thus an enlarged meaning of life, of biology, not as it is revealed in the
The growing perception and responsibility of our World age point to the new
reality that the individual person and the ... World Perspectives is planned to gain
insight into the meaning of man, who not only is determined by history but who
spirit to the new reality of the World age, in articulating its thought and belief,
World Perspectives seeks to encourage a renaissance of hope in society and of
pride in man's decision as to what his destiny will be. man has certainly contrived
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I saw this book in the secondhand shop in Sharrow and didn't buy it. Then yesterday I cycled down to say goodbye to the Greek man selling his gift shop and to buy a lunch in the Sharrow Marrow and ... Read full review
Part I Understanding the Difference Between Having and Being
Part II Analyzing the Fundamental Differences Between the Two Modes of Existence
Part III The New Man and the New Society