The Denial of Death - Ernest Becker

The Denial of Death

By Ernest Becker

  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings


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. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.


  • A Masterpiece of Psychological Literature

    By Jackson David Reynolds
    With this work, Becker has crafted a beautiful and cerebral window into human thought and behavior.