Freedom in Society


In Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm defends a positive conception of freedom against the prevailing negative conception. What does Fromm mean by positive freedom? With reference to Gail Dines’ Pornland and Margaret Crawford’s “The World in a Shopping Mall,” discuss what sort of freedom is expressed by the activity of the consumer in the shopping mall and in the making and viewing of pornography? Should these activities be viewed, instead, as unfree and, if so, how?

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