In "The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness", Fromm claims Hitler was "a clinical case of necrophilia" in Chapter 13.

Is Fromme justified in this?

Is this a redefinition of the term Necrophilia?

Is there any evidence that hitler was obsessed with death?

  • I get a very psudoscience feeling from this, but it worth the ask. Apologies if the formats wrong or this is more suitable to philosophy or another stack.
    – pjp
    Aug 27, 2016 at 23:39
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    What definition of the term necrophilia does Fromme use?
    – Brythan
    Aug 28, 2016 at 0:09
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    What sort of evidence would be convincing either way? Fromme did not conduct a personal examination of Hitler, and diagnosing celebrities without one is widely considered unethical. He spends a chapter on his own version of Freudian analysis to support his claim, but it seems largely unfalsifiable speculation.
    – Oddthinking
    Aug 28, 2016 at 3:26
  • That might be violating the Goldwater Rule
    – user30557
    Aug 28, 2016 at 4:10
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    Godwin's Law and the Goldwater Rule.
    – Oddthinking
    Aug 28, 2016 at 11:59


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