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Fromm’s Dialectic of Freedom and the Praxis of Being

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Positive freedom, according to Fromm’s definition, is the capacity for “spontaneous relationship to man and nature, a relationship that connects the individual with the world without eliminating his individuality” (1941, p. 29). Negative freedom according to Fromm exists in dialectical relationship to this as “freedom from” (1941, p. 34) external restraints that limit the exercise of free will.

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  • Negative Freedom
  • Positive Freedom
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Dagostino, V., Lake, R. (2014). Fromm’s Dialectic of Freedom and the Praxis of Being. In: Miri, S.J., Lake, R., Kress, T.M. (eds) Reclaiming the Sane Society. Imagination and Praxis. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-607-3_2

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