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The Denial of death

Becker believed that individual character is formed by the denial of their own mortality, this denial is essential to functioning in the world but it prevents genuine self-knowledge (and is the source for evil). Man transcends the dilemma of mortality through heroism or an 'immortality project', by creating something that will last forever, which gives life meaning and significance. Mental illness can be understood as failings of the self's hero system and conflicts in different society's 'immortality projects' leads to war, racism, nationalism. In an age of reason traditional hero sy.

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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."
  • "Becker believed that individual character is formed by the denial of their own mortality, this denial is essential to functioning in the world but it prevents genuine self-knowledge (and is the source for evil). Man transcends the dilemma of mortality through heroism or an 'immortality project', by creating something that will last forever, which gives life meaning and significance. Mental illness can be understood as failings of the self's hero system and conflicts in different society's 'immortality projects' leads to war, racism, nationalism. In an age of reason traditional hero sy."@en

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Death"

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  • "The Denial of death"
  • "The Denial of death"@en
  • "The Denial of Death"@en
  • "The denial of death : paperback ed"
  • "Denial of death"@en
  • "The denial of death"
  • "The denial of death"@en