Pitirim A. Sorokin, commentary — Erich Fromm, “War Within Man”


Sorokin commentary; Erich Fromm, ‘War Within Man’


Posted here (PDF above) is Sorokin’s commentary (pp. 42-43) in

Erich Fromm

War Within Man : A Psychological Enquiry into the Roots of Destructiveness: A Study And Commentary

Philadelphia: Peace Literature Service of the American Friends Service Committee, 1963

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a German social psychologist and
psychoanalyst. Fromm belonged to a Neo-Freudian school of psychoanalytical theory.

It is well known that Sorokin had little interest in or sympathy with psychoanalysis and Freudianism.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

    April 2023

Author: Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Sites on WordPress hosted by Mr. Smith include: (1) rogersgleanings.com (a personal site comprised of essays on a wide range of topics) ; (2) rogers-rhetoric.com (covering principles and practices of writing); (3) roger-w-smiths-dreiser.site (devoted to the author Theodore Dreiser); and (4) pitirimsorokin.com (devoted to sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin).

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