The Denial of Death

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Ernest Becker
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9,43 MB
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The Denial of Death.pdf
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8178145532782

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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’s passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Addressing 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 as mankind seeks heroic acts (a sense of heroism is the central fact of human nature) 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 andideologies are the result of contradictory ‘immortality projects’ (Becker’s term for an attempt to create something eternal) but Becker looks for new and more convincing immortality projects that can restore the heroic sense, as well as bringing about a better world. Drawing together an astounding array of fields, from psychology and philosophy to religion and the human sciences Ernest Becker’s work has had a lasting cultural impact.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. Author of "On Death And Dying" It puts together what others have torn to pieces and rendered useless. The Denial of Death.

This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The Denial of Death is a work by Ernest Becker which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1974, shortly after his death. (In the scene above Woody Allen buys the book for Diane Keaton in the Academy Award-winning movie " Annie Hall.") The Denial of Death is a fantastic synthesis of so many fields and authors that its' insights and perspectives are beyond profound allowing the author to tie together many disparate topics from religion, God, goodness, evil, death, life, the ubiquity and constancy of war, ambition, achievement, power, greed, motivation, transference, leaders escapism into sex/drugs/etc., heroism, pop culture ... 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.

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