The sane society 1955 by erich fromm is a summation of his social and political philosophy wherein he critiques and psychoanalyzes the modern industrial capitalist society and its necessarily alienated commercialized and conformed citizenry rather than explaining pathologies of individuals he analyzes the pathologies of society contributing to the sickness of individuals. Erich fromm 1900 1980 was a bestselling psychoanalyst and social philosopher whose views about alienation love and sanity in society discussed in his books such as escape from freedom the art of loving the sane society and to have or to be helped shape the landscape of psychology in the mid twentieth century fromm was born in . The author who was a disciple of freud and a practising psychologist delineates what he considers to be a sane society that is to say a healthy society from a psychoanalytic perspective how our society is missing this ideal by a long long way and finally what can be done to reverse this trend and bring about a state of affairs where . The sane society is a continuation and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts erich fromm first formulated in escape from freedom it is also in many ways an answer to freuds civilization and its discontents. A sane society fromm suggests is one which helps the individual continually give birth to herself whereas a society which is not sane stymies that ongoing rebirth and renders the individual in a state of alienation
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