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On Disobedience: Why Freedom Means Saying "NO" to Power (Paperback)

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"Human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience."

One of the great psychological and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Erich Fromm expounded on the importance of disobedience and the authentic voice of the individual in modern culture. As relevant now as when it was first published, On Disobedience is a collection of provocative essays, including the title entry, which suggests the very act of dissentthe choice to refuse to conform, to speak "no" to those in poweris essential to a humane society, both to ensure humankind's preservation and to allow for one person to reclaim a genuine sense of self.

About the Author


Erich Fromm (1900-1980) emigrated from Germany in 1934 to the United States, where he held a private psychotherapeutic practice and taught at Columbia, Yale, and New York University. His many books include The Art of Loving, Escape from Freedom, Man for Himself, and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061990458
ISBN-10: 0061990450
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2010
Pages: 91
Language: English