The Art of Loving
ISBN10: 0062138928 ISBN13: 9780062138927 Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: Jun 13 2016 Pages: 182 Language: English
The Art of Loving is a book by psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, which was published as part of the World Perspectives Series edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen. In this work, Fromm develops his perspective on human nature, from his earlier work, Escape from Freedom and Man for Himself - principles which he revisits in many of his other major works. Fromm presents love as a skill that can be taught and developed. He rejects the idea of loving as something magical and mysterious that cannot be analyzed and explained, and is therefore skeptical about popular ideas such as "falling in love" or being helpless in the face of love.