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The denial of death

Author: Ernest Becker
Publisher: New York : The Free Press, [1973] ©1973
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Death
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Ernest.
Denial of death.
New York, Free Press [1973]
(OCoLC)608388823
Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Becker
ISBN: 0029021502 9780029021507 0029023807 9780029023808 0029023106 9780029023105
OCLC Number: 658905
Notes: Companion volume: Escape from evil.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1974.
Description: xiv, 314 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: human nature and the heroic --
2. The terror of death --
3. The recasting of some basic psychoanalytic ideas --
4. Human character as a vital lie --
5. The psychoanalyst Kierkegaard --
6. The problem of Freud's character, Noch Einmal --
7. The spell cast by persons- the nexus of unfreedom --
8. Otto Rank and the closure of psychoanalysis on Kierkegaard --
9. The present outcome of psychoanalysis --
10. A general view of mental illness --
11. 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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