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The denial of death

Author: Ernest Becker
Publisher: New York : Free Press Paperbacks, 1997.
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Addresses the issue of mortality discussing how humans universally share a fear of death and examines the theories of leading thinkers on this subject including Freud, Rank, and Kierkegaard.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Becker
ISBN: 0684832402 9780684832401
OCLC Number: 36965144
Notes: "With a new foreword by Sam Keen"--Cover.
Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1973.
Description: xxii, 314 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Human nature and the heroic --
pt. I. The depth psychology of heroism --
The terror of death --
The recasting of some basic psychoanalytic ideas --
Human character as a vital lie --
The psychoanalyst Kierkegaard --
The problem of Freud's character, Noch Einmal --
pt. II. The failures of heroism --
The spell cast by persons, the nexus of unfreedom --
Otto Rank and the closure of psychoanalysis on Kierkegaard --
The present outcome of psychoanalysis --
A general view of mental illness --
pt. III. Rerospect and conclusion: The dilemmas of heroism --
Psychology and religion: what is the heroic individual?
Responsibility: Ernest Becker.

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Addresses the issue of mortality discussing how humans universally share a fear of death and examines the theories of leading thinkers on this subject including Freud, Rank, and Kierkegaard.

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