The Ernest Becker Foundation
|Sheldon Solomon makes Otto Rank understandable|
|Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:31|
Otto Rank is a prime source for Ernest Becker's synthesis, but reading Rank in the original is very frustrating for most of us.
We are fortunate in the EBF to have 2 published Rank scholars in our ranks, Robert Kramer and E. James Lieberman. Jim wrote Acts of Will: The Life and Work of Otto Rank, and Bob, Otto Rank’s A Psychology of Difference: The American Lectures.
Also, luckily, our Becker communicator par excellence, Sheldon Solomon, gave us a lecture introducing Rank that is available on CD.
Here is Bob Kramer praising Sheldon’s Intro to Otto Rank:
To order the CD (the tape has been digitized and renamed) go to the Store:
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-Sam Keen foreword to The Denial of Death