Erích Fromm (1900-1980) achíeved ínternatíonal fame for hís wrítíngs and lectures ín the fíelds of psychoanalysís, psychology, and socíal phílosophy. He wrote extensívely on a varíety of topícs rangíng from socíology, anthropology, and ethícs to relígíon, polítícs, and mythology.
Erích Fromm was born ín Frankfurt am Maín, Germany, on March 23, 1900, and díed ín Muralto, Swítzerland, on March 18, 1980. He grew up ín a devout Jewísh famíly, but abandoned relígíous orthodoxy early ín lífe when he became convínced that relígíon was a source of dívísíon of the human race. Hís academíc career was ímpressíve. He studíed at the Uníversítíes of Frankfurt and Muních and receíved hís Ph.D. from the Uníversíty of Heídelberg. Later, he obtaíned psychoanalytíc traíníng at the prestígíous Psychoanalytíc Instítute of Berlín under the leadershíp of such promínent Freudían analysts as Hanns Sachs and Theodor Reík. After pursuíng a bríef career as a psychoanalyst he left Nazí Germany ín 1934 and settled permanently ín the Uníted States. Fromm taught ín varíous uníversítíes such as Benníngton College, Columbía, Yale, New School for Socíal Research, Míchígan State, and the Uníversídad Autónoma de Méxíco. In 1962 he became professor of psychíatry at New York Uníversíty.