The Denial of Death

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Free Press, Mar 1, 1985 - Courage - 314 pages
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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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Becker is also an exquisite writer. - Goodreads
I found this book difficult to read on a Kindle. - Goodreads
Boring but some knowledgeable insights. - Goodreads

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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. Read full review

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The most challenging book I've ever read. It forced me to codify my beliefs Read full review

Contents

Introduction Human Nature and
1
THE DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
9
Psychoanalytic Ideas
25
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

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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