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The Denial of Death - Ernest Becker, Sam Keen, Daniel Goleman
The Denial of Death
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684832401 (0684832402)
ASIN: 684832402
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
1.0 The Denial of Death (Audio)
This prize winning book from 1973 has immense value today because it captures how very smart people explained the world in those days and it is amazing we ever got out of the self referential tautological cave that was being created to explain who we are. There is nothing more dangerous than using...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
4.0 The Denial of Death
An important book for all of us to read, though I bogged down a bit during the sex parts. It is possible I am not as familiar with all the so-called perversions and neurosis of sexuality and therefore the actually small bit of text referring to fetishes and homosexuality was lost on me. I know that ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Unabridged. Points brought up:- ersatz immortality: religion, fame, lay a garden, write a book etc etc - practice dying- narcissism: heroic urge- invent worries and anxieties when there are none to be had Pascal - 'Not to be mad would amount to another form of madness'Animal life = body, bodily fun...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
need to read this again.
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