Fromm’s Dialectic of Freedom and the Praxis of Being
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Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought
Positive freedom, according to Fromm’s definition, is the capacity for “spontaneous relationship to man and nature, a relationship that connects the individual with the world without eliminating his individuality” (1941, p. 29). Negative freedom according to Fromm exists in dialectical relationship to this as “freedom from” (1941, p. 34) external restraints that limit the exercise of free will.
Dagostino, Vicki, Robert L. Lake.
"Fromm’s Dialectic of Freedom and the Praxis of Being."
Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought, Seyed Javad Miri, Robert L. Lake, and Tricia M. Kress (Ed.): 17-30 Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-607-3_2 isbn: 978-94-6209-607-3