Erich Fromm's Disobedience

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In the essay, “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm, Fromm uses rhetorical devices to have a better understanding of his point. Fromm develops his plot by showing examples throughout history, also by using Logos, he shows the standards of others and their ways, lastly, Fromm uses Logos by explaining the functions of the social system. The question always remains, how did the beginning of history begin? Tracing back to the beginning of time, Hebrew and Greek Myths say to believe that it began with an act of disobedience. “[h]uman history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience” (Fromm 1). In this excerpt, Fromm develops his idea in saying that no

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