Erich Fromm - A twentieth century prophet

Rattray, Mary (1995) Erich Fromm - A twentieth century prophet. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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There is some evidence to show that Erich Fromm saw himself as a prophet, and it is argued that his discovery of the part played by authoritarian attitudes in predisposing the German workers to accept Fascism, was, for him, a revelation. However, after a careful survey of Fromm's work, following his study of The Working Class in Weimar Germany- it would appear that Fromm fits more readily into the role of 'prophet as social critic'. This point is made, firstly, by establishing that Fromm is an 'intellectual' in Edward Said's (1993) terms, and that, moreover, he fits neatly into the category of 'intellectual as social critic' as defined by Michael Walzer (1987), The final step is to establish him in Walzer's category of 'social critic as prophet', and to consider the question, 'Whose prophet?'

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Advisers: Professor R.S. Downie and Professor R.F. Carroll
Keywords: Philosophy, German literature.
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-70949
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 15:39
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.70949

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