The Denial of Death

The Denial of Death

By: Ernest Becker

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Ernest Becker tackles our relationship to mortality and searches for alternative ways to live. Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize and the culmination of Ernest Becker's life's work, The Denial of Death is one of the twentieth-century's great works. In it Ernest Becker passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Taking the fundamental fact of existence as man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality, Becker sheds new light on humanity and the meaning of life itself. Becker views human civilisation and achievement as an attempt to transcend a sense of mortality. Mankind seeks heroic acts to become part of something eternal; even though the physical body will die one day, life can still have meaning and a greater significance. In the modern world much conflict between religions, nations and ideologies are the result of contradictory 'immortality projects' but Becker sees these as false and looks for alternative immortality projects that can restore the heroic sense, as well as bringing about a better world. About the Author: Ernest Becker taught at Simon Fraser University in Canada. His work drew on that of Kierkegaard, Freud, Wilhelm Reich and Otto Rank. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for The Denial of Death.

Title: The Denial of Death

Author Name: Ernest Becker

Categories: Grief, Death & Bereavement, Western Philosophy, Grief, Death & Bereavement, Popular Psychology,

Publisher: UK, Souvenir Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0285638971

ISBN Number 13: 9780285638976

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm

Kg: 0.37 Kg

Seller ID: 9780285638976

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