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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

One of the most important books ever written about a subject no one wants to even think about - this is at once a classic and serially out of print. Becker would say it's because people do not want to read about death. And he's right. Read full review

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

The book is written in an academic manner and is havy in psychological jargon. He is a big fan of Otto Rank and Sigmund Freud. Some of the concepts make alot of sense and are educational. I believe ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Human Nature and
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THE DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
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Psychoanalytic Ideas
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Copyright

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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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