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Funk, Rainer

Works: 469 works in 1,295 publications in 8 languages and 15,087 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Translator, win, Honoree, Speaker, Compiler, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BF575.L8, 152.41
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rainer Funk
The clinical Erich Fromm : personal accounts and papers on therapeutic technique( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rainer Funk's edited book is immensely valuable because it presents Fromm's clinical ideas and clinical style through the voice of his supervisees, students, colleagues, and friends. Funk's book provides a timely and important addition to our understanding of Fromm. It fills a gap in the secondary literature by demonstrating the way in which Fromm was an especially skillful and talented clinician, in addition to being a writer of great renown. By offering first-hand accounts of their work with Fromm, the contributors help readers to grasp how the "clinical Erich Fromm" worked in his psychoana
The essential Fromm : life between having and being by Erich Fromm( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his early ground-breaking books and later bestsellers such as To Have or to Be and The Art of Being, Erich Fromm built a reputation as a brilliant psychoanalyst and became one of the foremost cultural critics of our time. This selection of his essential writings, which includes many previously unpublished texts, will delight both afficionados and newcomers to his work. Why is it so difficult to break away from the kind of existence based on having - conspicuous consumption - and, instead, lead a life which is truly satisfying? Fromm argues that many unconscious factors play a role in the individual's attraction to superficial, false ways of living. To cultivate happiness and fulfilment, as well as an enlightened society, each of us must live more consciously, become more aware of what is really important. To put down roots yet remain free is what Fromm called the Art of Being - the secret of happiness. The texts featured in The Essential Fromm define the differences between mere having and healthy being: between destructiveness and creativity, between passivity and the joy of positive activity
Erich Fromm : the courage to be human by Rainer Funk( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated biography covers Fromm's entire life, from his traditional Jewish upbringing to his association with the Frankfurt School. Fromm's work (1900-1980) is more compelling and popular in our century than ever before. It took a decisive turn as he encountered Freudian psychoanalysis--even as Fromm critiqued it throughout much of his lifetime. Funk covers with great sensitivity Fromm's seminal work with the so-called Frankfurt School of social critics as well as his break with it, his move to the U.S., his personal and professional relationship with Karen Horney, his associations with The New School in New York City and with D.T. Suzuki--living in Mexico "part time." More than 200 photographs and other memorabilia make this a compelling pictorial biography
The art of being by Erich Fromm( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic work by psychologist and social philosopher Eric Fromm builds upon his previous popular book To Have or to Be? The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Fromm observes that the modern person is less a self-reflective being than a composite of data promoted by the mass media, and he encourages us to pursue true self-awareness beyond simple political, ideological, and religious clichés. By learning to be centered in the self, the individual is less swayed by the endless pressures and dissatisfactions of the culture of consumerism"--Publisher's description
The art of listening by Erich Fromm( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Though generally thought of as a brilliant social commentator, Fromm was first a great psychoanalyst. These posthumous writings combine two aspects of Fromm's thinking, building on Freudian theory and also modifying it with a unique humanist view. For Fromm, the essence of psychological health involves communication between the irrational and rational parts of the personality. The art of therapy is the art of listening
The revision of psychoanalysis by Erich Fromm( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Erich Fromm's conviction that psychoanalysis needs to retain Freud's essential insight into the unconscious while replacing his mechanistic-materialistic philosophy with a humanistic one. In this book, never before published in English, Fromm presents such a revision of psychoanalysis, one that is both humanistic and dialectical. The Revision of Psychoanalysis is Fromm's long-expected account of his own personal way of understanding and practicing psychoanalysis
On being human by Erich Fromm( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erich Fromm & rsquo;s insightful work on the modern human condition, and how to break free of its bonds In the 1960s, renowned social psychologist Erich Fromm argued that people were becoming increasingly alienated. No longer were we dynamic, constantly creative beings. Instead, he observed, we were becoming fixated on things like television, while the specter of nuclear war remained a consistent worry. On Being Human gathers several ofFromm & rsquo;s writings on the & ldquo;New Humanism & rdquo; he proposed. In addition, the book presents a most interesting chapter on & ldquo;Having & rdquo; and & ldquo;Being & rdquo; according to Master Eckhart and Karl Marx that originally was written to be included in To Have or To Be? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s estate
Erich Fromm : his life and ideas : an illustrated biography by Rainer Funk( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of Erich Fromm, who was born in 1900, is more compelling and popular in our new century than ever before. This beautifully illustrated biography depicts Fromm amid the backdrop of his world." "From childhood, Fromm wanted to make Judaic studies his life's work. Yet from the beginning, he felt a great tension between "the old world of traditions" and the Germany in which he lived as a young Jew. With the completion of his degree, Fromm's life took a decisive turn from the centered Orthodox Judaism of his childhood to psychoanalysis. Though he never met Sigmund Freud, Fromm's discovery of Freudian theory had a profound effect, even as Fromm critiqued much of it throughout his lifetime." "Fromm's seminal work with Leo Lowenthal, Max Horkheimer, and others associated with the Institute for Social Research, the so-called Frankfurt School - as well as the controversies that culminated in Fromm's break in 1939 - follows. By the 1930s, Fromm had also established himself in the United States, as a Jewish immigrant seeking refuge from the Nazis. During this period, he maintained an important personal and professional relationship with Karen Horney. In 1940, Fromm was elected to the New York Academy of Science; during the 1940s, he taught at the New School for Social Research and Bennington College; through the 1950s, Fromm moved to Mexico "part time," where D.T. Suzuki became one of his most profound later influences. As age advanced, throughout the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Fromm enjoyed his greatest popularity until a series of heart attacks culminated in his death, just five days short of his eightieth birthday, on March 18, 1980"--Jacket
The art of loving by Erich Fromm( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychologist explores the theory, meaning, and practice of love, as well as its significance in contemporary Western society
Love, sexuality, and matriarchy : about gender by Erich Fromm( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Fromm's "most significant contributions about the problematic relations between men and women ... They reveal Fromm as a pioneer of many of today's most challenging ideas about gender."--Jacket
The Erich Fromm Reader : Readings Selected and Edited by Rainer Funk by Erich Fromm( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium from the full range of Erich Fromm's writings
The Erich Fromm reader by Erich Fromm( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fromm’s basic idea was to look at the individual as a social being and to look at society as an ensemble of many individuals who have not only common ideas and convictions based on a common practice of life but also a common psychic structure. With his concept of “social character” he created a new interdisciplinary thinking presented in this reader. The Erich Fromm Reader exhibits the true genius of an original thinker in seeing the connections between overlapping knowledge from many different fields. Here interdisciplinarity is not only a lip service but the impact of Erich Fromm’s unique social psychological notion
Haben oder Sein : die seelischen Grundlagen einer neuen Gesellschaft by Erich Fromm( Book )

70 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in German and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Gegenüberstellung der Grundarten seelischer Existenz, ihrer Ursachen, Ziele und ihrer Konsequenzen für die Gesellschaft
Life itself is an art : the life and work of Erich Fromm by Rainer Funk( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erich Fromm (1900-1980) is known to most readers as the author of the international bestseller The Art of Loving (1956). What may be less widely known is that Fromm was a social psychoanalyst whose psychoanalytic theories, developed around a humanistic concept of man and society, have had a profound impact on many fields and disciplines: on social life and societal organization, on politics, on religion, on psychotherapy and, last but not least, on the practice of mindfulness. Rainer Funk was Erich Fromm's last assistant. He wrote his dissertation about Fromm, was designated by Fromm's last will to be his sole literary executor, and is the editor of Fromm's writings. From his very intimate knowledge of Fromm's life and ideas, and his access to an archive that includes 6,000 letters, Funk introduces Fromm's central concepts and examines them in relation to Fromm's lived experiences and to his idea that life itself is an art. The question of "the art of living" runs through all of the chapters, from the Introduction, in which Funk describes meeting Fromm for the first time in 1972, to the last chapter, in which Funk reflects on the impact of Fromm's social-psychoanalytic writings and his efforts to live well"--
Mut zum Menschen : Erich Fromms Denken u. Werk, seine humanist. Religion u. Ethik by Rainer Funk( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Duitse psychoanalyticus en cultuurpsycholoog (1900-1980)
Von der Kunst des Zuhörens : therapeutische Aspekte der Psychoanalyse by Erich Fromm( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethik und Politik : Antworten auf aktuelle politische Fragen by Erich Fromm( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaft und Seele : Beiträge zur Sozialpsychologie und zur psychoanalytischen Praxis by Erich Fromm( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanismus als reale Utopie : der Glaube an den Menschen by Erich Fromm( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entgrenzung des Menschen by Rainer Funk( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in German and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welche Risiken ergeben sich aus einer neuen grenzenlosen Freiheit? Digitale Technik, Vernetzungsmöglichkeiten und elektronische Medien haben neue Dimensionen der Selbstbestimmung und Freiheit des Menschen ermöglicht. Wirklichkeit kann neu und anders konstruiert werden. Dies trifft auf die Wirklichkeit zu, die uns umgibt, aber auch auf die Wirklichkeit, die wir selbst sind. Mit Hilfe von medialer Inszenierung und Simulation lässt sich auch der Mensch neu erfinden. Psychotechniken helfen dabei, keine unangenehmen Gefühle mehr spüren zu müssen, und das Eintauchen in virtuelle Realitäten macht aus der Unerträglichkeit eine Leichtigkeit des Seins. Das Zauberwort für diese neue grenzenlose Freiheit heißt "Entgrenzung". Immer mehr Menschen streben danach, die Begrenztheit ihres Denkens, Fühlens und Handelns hinter sich zu lassen und ihre Persönlichkeit neu zu erfinden. Wie kommt es zu einem solchen Entgrenzungsstreben? Welche Wirkungen und Risiken ergeben sich für die Psyche des Menschen? Welche Rolle spielen die Entgrenzungsforderungen in Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelt? Auf der Grundlage des sozialpsychologischen Ansatzes von Erich Fromm wird dargelegt, dass die eigenen Antriebskräfte, die dem Menschen Freiheit, Autonomie und Unabhängigkeit ermöglichen, kaum noch eine Chance gegenüber den mitreißenden und stimulierenden Effekten inszenierter und virtueller Erlebnisangebote haben
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Erich Fromm : his life and ideas : an illustrated biography
The essential Fromm : life between having and beingThe art of beingThe art of listeningErich Fromm : his life and ideas : an illustrated biographyThe art of lovingLove, sexuality, and matriarchy : about genderThe Erich Fromm reader
Alternative Names
Funk, Rainer

Funks, Rainers 1943-

Funku, Rainā 1943-

P'ungk'ŭ, Rainŏ 1943-

Rainer Funk Duits psychoanalist

Rainer Funk German psychoanalyst

Rainer Funk psicoanalista alemán

Райнер Функ

Райнер Функ психоаналитик

بناني، عز العراب

راينر فونك محلل نفسي ألماني

풍크, 라이너 1943-

フンク, ライナー

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