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The Radical Humanism of Erich Fromm free pdf Shortlisted for the 2015 British Sociological Associations Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. "What a breath of fresh air! Durkin has written the most vigorous, rigorous, lively and insightful analysis of Fromm's work I've encountered in many, many years." - Daniel Burston, Associate Professor, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA "Durkin presents an outstanding interpretation of Fromm's social theory and makes a compelling case for the relevance of radical humanism to current social and political problems." - Lawrence Wilde, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, Nottingham Trent University, UK "Through this remarkable theoretical exploration, Durkin makes the case for Fromm as one of the most important twentieth century public intellectuals and, more generally, a remarkable thinker. The research here is meticulous. It extends into the Fromm archive in Tubingen, a facility that most Fromm scholars have bypassed." - Professor Lawrence J. Friedman, Harvard University, USA Despite experiencing a limited resurgence of late, the thought of Erich Fromm is still greatly underappreciated and underutilized in the academy today. In this book, Durkin makes the case for the radical humanist social theory which emanates from Fromm's writings, showing his policy of refined continuation in relation to classical humanist thought (particularly as he saw it as manifested in Judaism, Marxism, and Freudianism) to be potentially greatly instructive in relation to the task of recovering the central categories of humanist thought that have been put out of use over the last fifty years or so. In so doing, Durkin mounts a spirited defense of Fromm against his Frankfurt School colleagues and those working within the influential anti-humanist paradigm that would seek to oppose him. Ultimately, Fromm's thinking, which consists of combinations of essentialist and constructionist aspects, and which is all-too-often taken as being superficial, is shown to be capable of positioning social theory in such a way that concerns over ethnocentrism and naivete can be met at the same time as returning to the historical social theoretical goal of facilitating change in the world at large.

About Kieran Durkin

Kieran Durkin is a Lecturing Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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Author : Kieran Durkin
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 September 2014
ISBN : 1137436395
EAN : 9781137436399
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 260 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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