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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Boring but some knowledgeable insights. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Hal - Goodreads

I actually managed to listen to this entire work on audio book unabridged. A bit dated by the inferences Becker gives throughout I still found a useful venture presenting an enormous amount of ... Read full review

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i dont like freud and freudians. i know it is a large generalization and probably unfair, but that's how i feel. (Becker is a post-freudian.) let's make a test. consider the two following statements ... Read full review


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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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