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Title: Erich Fromm, Social Character & Ideology Critique
Authors: LI JIAN
Keywords: Erich Fromm, Social Character, Ideology Critique, Freudian-Marxist Project, Orientation, Social Unconscious
Issue Date: 26-Apr-2008
Source: LI JIAN (2008-04-26). Erich Fromm, Social Character & Ideology Critique. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The thesis is an attempt to have a better understanding of Erich Fromm's most important contribution as a psychoanalyst and social philosopher, viz. his investigation of the social unconscious with the aid of the social character. The thesis offers the origin, the development and the conception of "Social Character" and it also purports to be an objective account of the Frommian "Social Character" theory. It argues that Fromm's theories on the social character of capitalistic society, as a matter of fact, formulate a model of ideology critiqueb a frequently contested theme in the Marxist tradition. I argue that Fromm's project can provide a more productive and satisfactory understanding of human nature in capitalistic society, for his social character theory aims at a combination of Freudian psychoanalysis and Marx's statement in base/superstructure.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13281
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