necrophilia


Coromandal posts from Erich Fromm. Paulo Freire uses this part of Fromm to describe our education systems–banking/deposit method, an aspect of dehumanizing domination–as necrophilic. (Ch. 2 of Pedagogy of the Oppressed).

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This excerpt by Erich Fromm describes necrophilia in terms of sadism, control, work and technology.  Necrophilia is literally love of death, which on its face sounds absurd, until we realize, with a closer look, that it’s actually a description of our lives.

In an advanced stage capitalist society like this one Fromm’s observations about money and ownership resonate.  Ideological intractable views about ownership show an unwillingness to define our relationships in human, living terms.  Are they necrophilic?

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