The Denial of Death

ISBN: 9781788164269 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Ernest Becker Editură: Profile Books Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 336 Stoc: La comandă

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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. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality.

The book argues that human civilisation is a defence against the knowledge that we are mortal beings. Becker states that humans live in both the physical world and a symbolic world of meaning, which is where our 'immortality project' resides. We create in order to become immortal - to become part of something we believe will last forever. In this way we hope to give our lives meaning.

In The Denial of Death, Becker sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates decades after it was written.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Ernest Becker
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Profile Books Ltd
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
336
Bic
HPK, VSP
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