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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Avis d'utilisateur  - Joe - Goodreads

This is a really great book that I will need to come back to at some point in my life. It's a very well written argument about the human ability to, well, deny themselves the knowledge of their own ... Consulter l'avis complet

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I enjoyed Becker's alternative view on the human condition, rejecting Freud's sexual theory and replacing it with a "Death Drive". It appears that humans are driven to transcend their own death and ... 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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