The Heart of Man

Its Genius for Good and Evil

  •    144 pages
  •    6 x 9
  •    20.00 paperback
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-186-7
  •    Paperback
  • Publisher: American Mental Health Foundation
  • Publication Date: October 2010

Fromm’s follow-up to Escape from Freedom and The Art of Loving is a keen study of violence on a small scale leading to the specter of mass destruction.


The Heart of Man questions human nature itself, from the forms of violence that plague it to individual and social narcissism to how the positive value of ‘love of life’ can potentially outweigh the destructive ‘syndrome of decay’ caused by the love of death and other harmful tendencies of thought. [The American Mental Health Foundation’s Fromm titles] are timely, directly relevant to modern psychological and social issues, and bring absolutely invaluable humanist messages to temper psychology’s scientific and healing discipline. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections.”—Midwest Book Review

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