What accounts for the rise and fall of so many civilizations—especially when some of them held more political power than their rivals?
Author Joseph Sassoon tackles this question and many others in this, his second volume on self-actualization. As a missionary for humanism, he explores the social conditions that are necessary for the greatest number of people to achieve self-actualization.
In presenting his theories, he reviews the work of major thinkers, including Kurt Goldstein and his landmark book, Human Nature in the Light of Psychopathology; Charles Darwin; Buddha; and many others.
Sassoon explores the answers to key questions: • What is society’s role in helping individuals move toward self-actualization? • What benefits would society enjoy if more people achieved their potential? • What are the main characteristics of a humanist code? • What can we do to promote humanist values? A third volume in this series will establish the conditions required to bring about a world federalism based on humanism. In a changing world with competing ideologies, it is more important than ever to establish the importance of humanist values. In this study, Sassoon describes a step-by-step social arrangement leading to self-actualization for the greatest number of people in society.
About The Author:
Joseph Sassoon was born and raised in Baghdad but descends from Jewish roots. Sassoon credits his Jewish roots with his interest in humanism, as he has long been fascinated by the way the Jewish community has survived for so long at the mercy of bigger and stronger communities.
“As an adolescent in Iraq I experienced despotism,” said Sassoon. “Avoiding that is my main aim in this book.”
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