Fromm_study_qs - Levison /Eng. 310

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Levison/Eng.  310 STUDY QUESTIONS FOR " DISOBEDIENCE AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL AND  MORAL PROBLEM" BY ERICH FROMM pp. 245-250 (the blurb and   paragraphs, 1, 2, 4, 5, 7)  (two pages of questions) 1. In the blurb on p. 245, find out who Erich Fromm  is. 2. In ¶  1, who, according  to  Fromm, says that "obedience is a virtue" and   "disobedience is a vice"?  What do those people mean? (use your own  words) 3. Fromm  then proposes a different point of view—that  "human  history began   with  an act of disobedience." Look at ¶  2 to find out  what that act of  disobedience was. (Just SKIM that paragraph  to find out who  he is talking  about.) 4. Quickly read  the first and  last sentences of ¶  3.  What do you think Fromm   means? 5. In ¶  4, in Greek myth, Prometheus  stole fire from the gods and  gave it to  humans. Complete this sentence: Fromm  says that Prometheus's act of 
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