Ernest Becker

American cultural anthropologist, author (1924–1974) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ernest Becker (September 27, 1924 – March 6, 1974) was an American cultural anthropologist and author of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.

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Ernest Becker
Born(1924-09-27)September 27, 1924
DiedMarch 6, 1974(1974-03-06) (aged 49)
Alma materSyracuse University (BS, PhD)
Known forDeath-centric perspective on human psychology, eliciting the creation of Terror Management Theory
Notable workThe Denial of Death; Escape from Evil; The Birth and Death of Meaning
SpouseMarie H Becker
AwardsPulitzer Prize (1974)
WebsiteThe Ernest Becker Foundation