Erich Seligmann Fromm (German: [fʀɔm]; Mairch 23, 1900 – Mairch 18, 1980) wis a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, an democratic socialist. He wis associatit wi the Frankfurt Schuil o creetical theory.[1]

Erich Fromm
Fromm in 1970
BornErich Seligmann Fromm
Mairch 23, 1900
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dee'd18 Mairch 1980(1980-03-18) (aged 79)
Muralto, Ticino, Swisserland
Era20t century
RegionWastren filosofie
SchuilFrankfurt Schuil, creetical theory, humanistic psychoanalysis, Humanistic Judaism
Main interests
Humanism, Social theory, Marxism
Notable ideas
Bein an Haein Modes o Exeestence, Security versus Freedom, Social chairacter, Chairacter orientation
Erich Fromm (1974)


  1. Funk, Rainer. Erich Fromm: His Life and Ideas. Translators Ian Portman, Manuela Kunkel. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. ISBN 0-8264-1519-9, ISBN 978-0-8264-1519-6. p. 13:

    "For a second name he was given that of his grandfather on his father's side–Seligmann Pinchas Fromm, although the registry office in Frankfurt does not record him as Erich Pinchas Fromm, but as Erich Seligmann Fromm. Also his parents addressed his mail to 'Erich S. Fromm.'"