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Death in Classic and Contemporary Film pp Cite as. A ccording to cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker ; ; and the terror management theory TMT he inspired see chapter 2, this volume , humans cope with their mortality by maintaining the sense that they are significant members of a meaningful universe, and thus eligible for immortality—either literally through the heavens and afterlives central to most religions, or symbolically through noteworthy achievements, amassing great fortunes, having children, or being part of a great tribe or nation.
- THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF MEANING An Essay on the Nature of Humanness and the Problem of Humankind
- Ernest Becker
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THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF MEANING An Essay on the Nature of Humanness and the Problem of Humankind
I skipped through about a third perhaps more of the text, because it is dated and, ultimately, just a synthesis of other writers. Uses the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, sociology and psychiatry to explain what makes people The birth and death of meaning: An interdisciplinary perspective on the problem of man, 2nd ed. Becker, E. The birth and death of meaning:. Birth and Death of Meaning is more like viewing a large, beautiful, expertly cut diamond, observing how the sun s light penetrates and refracts through each unique facet and creates brilliant interconnected rainbows. Where Denial of Death builds up steam to ultimately hammer home a single, profound thesis, Birth and Death. The birth and death of meaning an interdisciplinary perspective on the problem of man.
Ernest Becker was born in Springfield, Massachusetts , to Jewish immigrant parents. Upon graduation he joined the U. Embassy in Paris as an administrative officer. In his early 30s, he returned to Syracuse University to pursue graduate studies in cultural anthropology, and would complete his PhD in The first of his nine books, Zen: A Rational Critique was based on his doctoral dissertation. After graduating from Syracuse University in , Becker began his career as a professor and writer.
Ernest Becker September 27, — March 6, was an American cultural anthropologist and interdisciplinary thinker and writer. He wrote several books on human motivation and behavior, most notably the Pulitzer Prize-winning work, The Denial of Death. Becker suggested that a significant function of culture is to provide successful ways to engage in death denial. Becker also noted that the root of evil lies in the selfishness of human beings seeking to protect their own existence in the face of their mortality, which he regarded as an essential aspect of human nature. Recognizing such evil within human beings gave Becker concern about the future of human society.
The Birth And Death Of Meaning An Interdisciplinary Perspective On
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