The Art of Loving



The Art of Loving The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for loveMost people are unable to love on the only level that truly matters love that is compounded of maturity, self knowledge, and courage As with every art, love demands practice and concentration, as well as genuine insight and understanding.In his classic work, The Art of Loving, renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm explores love in all its aspects not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also brotherly love, erotic love, self love, the love of God, and the love of parents for their children. Free Download [ The Art of Loving ] Author [ Erich Fromm ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Art of Loving
  • Erich Fromm
  • English
  • 11 July 2017
  • 0061129739

13 thoughts on “The Art of Loving

  1. Jeruen says:

    My goodness, what is this dude smoking Someone close to me made me aware that this book existed, and so out of curiosity, I decided to borrow the book from the library and read it It took me 2 days, and really, I hated every bit of this book, for several reasons that I will delineate below But first, let me tell you what this book is about.Obviously, this is non fiction This is written by Erich Fromm, a prominent German social psychologist who happens to belong to the Frankfurt School, also k My goodness, what is this dude smoking Someone close to me made me aware that this book existed, and so out of curiosity, I decided to borrow the book from the library and read it It took me 2 days, and really, I hated every bit of this book, for several reasons that I will delineate below But first, let me tell you what this book is about.Obviously, this is non fiction This is written by Erich Fromm, a prominent German social psychologist who happens to belong to the Frankfurt School, also known as the proponents of Critical Theory And in this book, Fromm outlines his theory of love, and how it is an art As with other arts, such as painting and sculpture, he claims that love has two parts theory and practice The book is divided accordingly.In the theory section, he goes over five different types of love brotherly love, motherly love, erotic love,...

  2. John Kulm says:

    I went through this book again partly because it has so much to say, and partly because I wanted to re read Erich Fromm s instructions on how to meditate I like the way he puts it, on pages 101 102 If I am attached to another person because I cannot stand on my own feet, he or she may be a lifesaver, but the relationship is not one of love Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love Anyone who tries to be alone with himself will discover how difficult i I went through this book again partly because it has so much to say, and partly because I wanted to re read Erich Fromm s instructions on how to meditate I like the way he puts it, on pages 101 102 If I am attached to another person because I cannot stand on my own feet, he or she may be a lifesaver, but the relationship is not one of love Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love Anyone who tries to be alone with himself will discover how difficult it is He will begin to feel restless, fidgety, or even to sense considerable anxiety He will be prone to rationalize his unwillingness to go on with this practice by thinking that it has no value, is just silly, that it takes too much time, and so on, and so on He will also observe that all sorts of thoughts...

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Art of Loving, Erich FrommThe Art of Loving, is a 1956 book, by psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, which was published as part of the World Perspectives Series, edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen In this work, Fromm develops his perspective on human nature, from his earlier work, Escape from Freedom and Man for Himself principles which he revisits in many of his other major works 1974 The Art of Loving, Erich FrommThe Art of Loving, is a 1956 book, by psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, which was published as part of the World Perspectives Series, edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen In this work, Fromm develops his perspective on human nature, from his earlier work, Escape from Freedom and Man for Himself principle...

  4. Trevor says:

    If my mate George hadn t recommended this book there is no chance at all that I would have read it I ve a strange relationship with LOVE in that I think it is grossly overrated by our society You could get away with thinking that if you were not in love in our society then there is something terribly wrong with you Never mind that the notion of being constantly in love in a world where this is all too frequently confused with being infatuated would be a nightmare not worth living.As If my mate George hadn t recommended this book there is no chance at all that I would have read it I ve a strange relationship with LOVE in that I think it is grossly overrated by our society You could get away with thinking that if you were not in love in our society then there is something terribly wrong with you Never mind that the notion of being constantly in love in a world where this is all too frequently confused with being infatuated would be a nightmare not worth living.As I said to George I can see why people settle for sex, rather than love Fromm s idea of love soun...

  5. Nawal says:

    This book confirms the idea that reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life, a better one indeed.Reading the Art of love awoke inside me some long dormant craving to approach the subject matter of love in a Tangible and Lucid way as Fromm did.In this book, Fromm asserts that love is essential to human flourishing and survival love is the answer to the problem of human existence he discusses frankly and candidly his theory of love in all its aspects not only romantic love, so steeped This book confirms the idea that reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life, a better one indeed.Reading the Art of love awoke inside me some long dormant craving to approach the subject matter of love in a Tangible and Lucid way as Fromm did.In this book, Fromm asserts that love is essential to human flourishing and survival love is the answer to the problem of human existence he discusses frankly and candidly his theory of love in all its aspects not only romantic love, so steeped in false conceptions, but also love of parents for children, brotherly love, erotic love, self love and love for God Learning to love, he suggests, requires care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge to master the art of love as he metaphorically puts it.Fromm al...

  6. Carlo says:

    One of my favorite books I ve read it three times now, and i ll probably read it severaltimes in the future I really appreciate what a down to earth way of dealing with his subject matter that Fromm has He recognizes that no book can make you aloving person, but he does recognize that by calling our attention to the myriad ways that we misunderstand, and deceive ourselves about love, we can begin to approach a better understanding of what it might take to become better lovers H One of my favorite books I ve read it three times now, and i ll probably read it severaltimes in the future I really appreciate what a down to earth way of dealing with his subject matter that Fromm has He recognizes that no book can make you aloving person, but he does recognize that by calling our attention to the myriad ways that we misunderstand, and deceive ourselves about love, we can begin to approach a better understanding of what it might take to become better lovers He implicates everything from our philosophical assumptions to the way we work in a capitalist society to the way we endlessly pursue idle amusement over the development of the kind of character that energizes a person to actlovingly in the world Being principally a psychoanalyst, Fromm i...

  7. Alli says:

    Have you ever held an idea so closely to the sides of your skull, you could never find the words or phrases to articulate it until someone stopped by and presented you with exactly what you had been searching for Erich Fromm did this for me in the context of mature and fulfilling relationships In the words of a good friendpeople should realized that serious philosophers devote think about such things such things being how interpersonal relationships are the bedrock of most human Have you ever held an idea so closely to the sides of your skull, you could never find the words or phrases to articulate it until someone stopped by and presented you with exactly what you had been searching for Erich Fromm did this for me in the context of mature and fulfilling relationships In the words of a good friendpeople should realized that serious philosophers devote think about such things such things being how interpersonal relationships are the bedrock of most human beings sanity, and the fact that most of us have the incredible ability to create very unhealthy relationships Fromm tells us that first, being an happy, full person on your own, full of self love, discipline, and productivi...

  8. Ebony says:

    I underestimated the power of this rather unsophisticated looking book I have no idea who Fromm is but I imagine since he s a German Jew and lived through both world wars that he s a pretty insightful scholar He writes so eloquently about what love is and what is it not that I felt enlightened with every sentence Actually, I was imagining myself as bell hooks reading it for the first time in preparation to write All About Love So many of her premises are grounded in Fromm s theories and I lo I underestimated the power of this rather unsophisticated looking book I have no idea who Fromm is but I imagine since he s a German Jew and lived through both world wars that he s a pretty insightful scholar He writes so eloquently about what love is and what is it not that I felt enlightened with every sentence Actually, I was imagining myself as bell hooks reading it for the first time in preparation to write All About Love So many of her premises are grounded in Fromm s theories and I love All About Love Basically Fromm argues that love is an art that requires practice and it requires that we get outside of ourselves enough to want to get into the deeper parts of anothe...

  9. Steph says:

    More than just an average self help book on spoiler you must love yourself and develop the capacity to love before you can love others , Fromm takes a socio political historical psychoanalytic approach to the topic of Love There are times when it does get a bit theoretical which is a PLUS for me because I am a nerd , but the book is very much accessible A friend recently commented that ifpeople read this book, there would be a lothappy, functional relationships True dat.This bo More than just an average self help book on spoiler you must love yourself and develop the capacity to love before you can love others , Fromm takes a socio political historical psychoanalytic approach to the topic of Love There are times when it does get a bit theoretical which is a PLUS for me because I am a nerd , but the book is very much accessible A friend recently ...

  10. Amanda says:

    Gave up at 1 3 because it simply became unbearable.If you are a very traditional conservative white middle class cisgender person, who is familiar with the bible but still loves Freud you have found your guide If you are any other category of human, this book is probably not for you.The constant denial of non binary genders, the labelling of love between gay people as a mistake and a failure, the endless sexism in describing the roles of men and women, I could go on and onI can see a little Gave up at 1 3 because it simply became unbearable.If you are a very traditional conservative white middle class cisgender person, who is familiar with the bible but still loves Freud you have found your guide If you are any other category of human, this book is probably not for you.The constant denial of non binary genders, the labelling of love between gay people as a mistake and a failure, the endless sexism in des...

  11. Thomas says:

    3.5 starsLove is an activity, not a passive affect it is a standing in, not a falling for In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving Thank goodness this book exists Often in contemporary society we misconstrue love as a cure all for all of our problems instead of learning the art of love, which requires great depth and practice, we resort to insta love, to using others to complete ourselves, and to proj 3.5 starsLove is an activity, not a passive affect it is a standing in, not a falling for In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving Thank goodness this book exists Often in contemporary society we misconstrue love as a cure all for all of our problems instead of learning the art of love, which requires great depth and practice, we resort to insta love, to using others to complete ourselves, and to projecting our own insecurities onto the people around us In his book The Art of Loving, Fromm deconstructs the shallow image of love so many people possess, and he delves into what const...

  12. Abby says:

    Everyone should read this book It s for people who are in or trying to be in a relationship, but it s really also for any person who wants to be a better world citizen, in terms of how we relate to everyone significant other, family, friends, strangers, etc The premise is really that today s modern Western Capitalistic society does not allow for people to truly practice the art of love that being the art of loving a significant other or of brotherly love or neighborly love That is why s Everyone should read this book It s for people who are in or trying to be in a relationship, but it s really also for any person who wants to be a better world citizen, in terms of how we relate to everyone significant other, family, friends, strangers, etc The premise is really that today s modern Western Capitalistic society does not allow for people to truly practice the art of love that being the art of loving a significant other or of brotherly love or neighborly love That is why so many people have difficulty keeping finding understanding love Essentially the ability to love and have compassion for others is a state of being that requires characteristics that are made use of throughout life, not only in relationships The beginning of the book gets a little cynical about society, but the last two or thre...

  13. Jareed says:

    Also posted on my blog i mbookedindefinitelyThere s a lot of grain of truth in this theorizing and objectification of love that Erich Fromm successfully wrote Let me quote with liberality such instancesso for the inherent beauty and magnificence of such statements One page xix It book wants to convince the reader that all his attempts at love are bound to fail unless he tries most actively develop his total personality so as to achieve a productive orientation On page 22 Love is an Also posted on my blog i mbookedindefinitelyThere s a lot of grain of truth in this theorizing and objectification of love that Erich Fromm successfully wrote Let me quote with liberality such instancesso for the inherent beauty and magnificence of such statements One page xix It book wants to convince the reader that all his attempts at love are bound to fail unless he tries most actively develop his total personality so as to achieve a productive orientation On page 22 Love is an activity, not a passive effect it is a standing in not a falling for In the most general way the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving On page 56 To love somebody is not just a strong feeling it is a decision, it is a judgement, it is a promise If love were only a feeling, there woul...

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