Fromm and Horkheimer – On the fundamentals of critical theory’s anthropology

  • Erich Fromm was central to the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research under the direction of Max Horkheimer, but the works of each author, while handling at times similar issues, took different paths. The article’s aim is to analyze how Horkheimer’s anthropology, which would be of importance in Dialectic of Enlightenment, was built as the author critically embodied the core elements of his colleague’s social psychology in his essays. By doing so, Horkheimer could overcome some of the limitations of Fromm’s early work, as well as suggest new ways for critique.

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Author:Fábio De Maria
Parent Title (English):Fromm Forum (English Edition – ISSN 1437-1189), 25 / 2021, Tuebingen (Selbstverlag), pp. 042-062.
Series (Serial Number):Fromm Forum (English edition / englische Ausgabe) (e25/2021e)
Document Type:Articles
Year of first Publication:2021
Release Date:2022/05/04
Format:PDF-file to download
Writings about Erich Fromm (Secondary Literature):Articles / Artikel
Erich Fromm's Library and Erich Fromm Archive:Articles / Artikel
International Erich Fromm Society's Writings:Articles / Artikel
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