The Denial of Death

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Simon and Schuster, 1 nov. 2007 - 336 pages
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Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.
  

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Becker is also an exquisite writer. - Goodreads
I found this book difficult to read on a Kindle. - Goodreads
Boring but some knowledgeable insights. - Goodreads

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A famous book that I've finally got around to reading. I'm torn in terms of rating because on the one hand the book doesn't actually liberate itself from the froodian morass (it staggers the mind that ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Becker changed the way I view the existential basis for human behavior. Consulter l'avis complet

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Introduction Human Nature and
1
OF HEROISM
9
The Recasting of Some Basic
25
THE FAILURES OF
125
Psychoanalysis on Kierkegaard
159
RETROSPECT
253
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After receiving a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University, Dr. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) taught at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and a foundation that bears his name -- The Ernest Becker Foundation.

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