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
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Boring but some knowledgeable insights. - Goodreads

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Simply brilliant. I cannot emphasize enough on how important this book is in the field of psychoanalysis and philosophy. Rank, Freud, and Kierkegaard put under the lens and analyzed from a multitude of perspective. I fell in love with this book. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Anne - Goodreads

My pastor loaned this book to me after my dad passed away a few months ago. A very dense, rich read. I feel like this is one I'll need to re-read once some time passes…very philosophical. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

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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