Escape from Evil

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Free Press, 1975 - Philosophy - 188 pages
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Denial of Death, a penetrating and insightful perspective on the source of evil in our world.

“A profound, nourishing book…absolutely essential to the understanding of our troubled times.” —Anais Nin

“An urgent essay that bears all the marks of a final philosophical raging against the dying of the light.” —Newsweek

“Brilliant and challenging…adds another bit of reason to balance destruction…It is, in the best sense of the words, both scientific and philosophical…of the highest importance.” —Los Angeles Times

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Another example of a manuscript that the author, before dying, requested not be published. A companion text to his classic The Denial of Death, this work argues that what we call evil (a term that is ... Read full review

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Then entire work is worth the effort. A chapter on "The Nature of Guilt" should not be missed! Highly recommended.


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Dr. Ernest Becker (1924-1974) taught at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and a foundation that bears his name -- The Ernest Becker Foundation.

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