On the psychology and libertarian socialism of Erich Fromm: towards an empirical psychological retrofit

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Leyva, R. 2014. On the psychology and libertarian socialism of Erich Fromm: towards an empirical psychological retrofit. in: Miri, S., Lake, R. and Kress, T. (ed.) Reclaiming the sane society: essays on Erich Fromm’s thought Rotterdam, Netherlands Sense.
Chapter titleOn the psychology and libertarian socialism of Erich Fromm: towards an empirical psychological retrofit
AuthorsLeyva, R.
Abstract

In this piece, I will review some of the major elements of Fromm’s work that specifically pertain to its appraisals and criticisms of Freudian theory, humanist ontology, and libertarian-socialism. I then, in keeping with Fromm’s commitment to empiricism and transdisciplinarity review some of the recent works from the neuroscience, cognitive, social, organizational, and political schools of psychology, and make the case that these compliment and can be synthesized with Fromm’s mostly theoretical account of human nature, psychology, and normative political-economic organization, i.e., they can offer a contemporary and empirical basis for them. I end this piece by drawing out some of the implications that this theoretical synthesis poses for neoliberal ontology and political economy.

Book titleReclaiming the sane society: essays on Erich Fromm’s thought
EditorsMiri, S., Lake, R. and Kress, T.
PublisherSense
Place of publicationRotterdam, Netherlands
SeriesImagination and Praxis: Criticality and Creativity in Education and Educational Research
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Hardcover9789462096059
Publication dates
Print28 Mar 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Apr 2015
Output statusPublished
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