Death causes many to doubt life’s meaning. It isn’t surprising that the connection between death and meaninglessness pervades the pages of Tolstoy’s , or that death figures prominently in much the world’s literature about the meaning of life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich Continue reading Death and Meaning in Life →
is a work by The Denial of Death Ernest Becker which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1974, shortly after his death. (In the scene above Woody Allen buys the book for Diane Keaton in the Academy Award-winning movie “ Annie Hall.”)
The book’s basic premise is that human civilization is a defense mechanism against the knowledge that we will die.
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Nobel Laureates Nikolaas Tinbergen (left) and Konrad Lorenz (right) who were acknowledged for work on animal behavior.
“In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation.” ~
Darwin, Charles, . p. 488. The Origin of Species
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Books of My Youth
The first books I remember reading as a child were baseball biographies.
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