To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century.
Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Eric Fromm.
His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode, which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity.
To Have Or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 25/04/2013
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9781780936802