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The Denial Of Death.

Becker, Ernest.

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ISBN 10: 0029021502 / ISBN 13: 9780029021507
Published by The Free Press, New York, 1973
Condition: Good Hardcover
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314 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. PSYCHOLOGY. 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. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Psychology, Death, Ernest Becker, Soren Kierkegaard, Courage, Neurosis, Transference ). Bookseller Inventory # 58048X1

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Title: The Denial Of Death.

Publisher: The Free Press, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Drawing from religion and the human sciences, particularly psychology after Freud, the author attempts to demonstrate that the fear of death is man's central concern

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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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