Baltic accent

2015 Vol. 6 №4

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‘Conservative symbolism’ in Erich Fromm’s theory of dreams



This article analyses attitudes relevant to dream interpretation according to Fromm. The central element is understanding the image of a dream as a symbol common to both the realm of dreams and culture in general. The key mechanism of symbol formation is cultural- associative, which is a function of human rational thinking. It is suggested that images of dreams should be interpreted from this perspective.


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