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The denial of death / Ernest Becker.


New York : Free Press, [1973] .
ISBN 9780029021507, 0029021502

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Subjects Attitude to Death.
Courage.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Death.
Dood.
Heroes -- Psychology.
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Mort.
Morte (Psicologia)
Myth -- Psychology.
Ontkenning (psychologie)
Psychologie.
Tod.
Description xiv, 314 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Companion volume: Escape from evil.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1974.
Summary 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.
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?
Genre Death.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)658905
(OCoLC)ocm00658905
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WorldCat Identities Becker, Ernest.
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