The Ernest Becker Foundation
Sustaining a dialogue about Ernest Becker, his groundbreaking theories, and their application in the real world is central to the EBF's mission. Luckily we have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who share a passion for Becker's ideas and are available to field any questions or comments you might have. For general inquiries about EBF programs, events, and conferences please contact Neil Elgee. For website-related issues email Cory Foster.
Our Guiding Principles
"The root of humanly caused evil is not man's animal nature, not territorial aggression, or innate selfishness, but our need to gain self-esteem, deny our mortality, and acheive a heroic self-image. Our desire for the best is the cause of the worst."
-Sam Keen foreword to The Denial of Death