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Erich Fromm, Rollo May & Karen Horney
Examines psychologists' views on human nature, freedom, destiny, isolation, neuroses and morality.
# 12927 | 2,025 words | 4 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jun 24, 2003 in Psychology (Theory)


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" The Nature of the Human Being
Introduction
The nature of the human being is characterized by the struggle between freedom and destiny. In his book titled Freedom and Destiny, Rollo May discusses the dialectical relationship between the two concepts. Basically, he argues that freedom and destiny are opposing concepts that need each other for either to exist. However, their opposition is what causes the fundamental dilemma that characterizes the human being: who are we and who are we supposed to be? This paper discusses the theories of three psychologists who have addressed this question. For purposes of coherence, the first under discussion is Erich Fromm who argues that human existence is characterized by fundamental contradictions that originate from man's attempt to overcome..'

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