Bibliographic Details

Death and denial : interdisciplinary perspectives on the legacy of Ernest Becker / edited by Daniel Liechty.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Description xvi, 301 p. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Subject Becker, Ernest.
Becker, Ernest.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Liechty, Daniel, 1954-
ISBN 0275974200 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-293) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Generative Death Anxiety--An Organizing Principle for the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Part I.. Psychological Reflections
  • 1.. A Perilous Leap from Becker's Theorizing to Empirical Science: Terror Management Theory and Research
  • 2.. Inflicting Evil as an Alternative to the Dread of Dying: An Independent Test of Generative Death Anxiety
  • 3.. Forgiveness: From Heroic Illusion to Human Homecoming
  • 4.. Cognition Creates Character: Neurotic Styles
  • 5.. Waging War Against Death
  • Part II.. Psychotherapeutic Reflections
  • 6.. Death Anxiety and the Psychotherapeutic Process
  • 7.. Three Forms of Death Anxiety
  • 8.. The Paradoxical Self: An Expansive View of Death Anxiety
  • 9.. The Hero and the Addict: Reflections on the Apprehension of Death
  • 10.. Death Anxiety in the Treatment of Children in Poverty
  • Part III.. Social Scientific Reflections
  • 11.. The Transcendent Dimension in Social Science
  • 12.. The Industrial Organization of Anxiety
  • 13.. Mortality Anxiety: An Existential Understanding for Medical Education and Practice
  • 14.. Ernest Becker's Anti-Idealist Theory of Communication: Death, Drama, and Purgation
  • 15.. Our Existential Vulnerability to Toxic Leaders
  • Part IV.. Philosophical Reflections
  • 16.. Ernest Becker and Emmanuel Levinas: Surprising Convergences
  • 17.. Interrogated by the Mortal: Kenneth Burke and Ernest Becker
  • 18.. What Does a Body Know? Analysis of Violence in Ernest Becker and Julia Kristeva
  • 19.. Death Denial and the Dissolution of the Modern Self
  • 20.. The Denial of No-Self: A Buddhist Appreciation (Appropriation) of Becker
  • Part V.. Religious Reflections
  • 21.. The Enemy as Enemy of God: Psycho-Spiritual Processes in the Ritual Transformation of the Enemy
  • 22.. Transference as Religious Solution to the Terror of Death
  • 23.. Religion as Creative Illusion: Feuerbach and Becker
  • 24.. Reality Check: Mortality Awareness and Christian Anthropology
  • 25.. The Religious Hero and the Escape from Evil: A Feminist Challenge to Ernest Becker's Religious Mystification
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Editor and Contributors