The Ernest Becker Foundation
|Ernest Becker Conference at American University|
|Sunday, 02 September 2012 11:54|
September 28-29, 2012
Host: Rev. Joseph Eldridge, University Chaplain
Friday evening Sept. 28, 7-8:30 pm
A showing of the documentary feature film Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality.
Discussants: Robert Kramer, PhD (host) and Sheldon Solomon, PhD (guest speaker).
Saturday Sept. 29, 9:30 am-3 pm
Featuring Sheldon Solomon with Robert Kramer on Ernest Becker, Denial of Death and Terror Management Theory
For details contact Robert Kramer directly:
Robert Kramer, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, is an internationally recognized authority on action learning, and consults on leadership development worldwide.
He is editor of A Psychology of Difference: The American Lectures of Otto Rank (Princeton
University Press, 1996). His favorite edited piece of all time: Selections from The Journals (Diaries) of Ernest Becker in The Journal of Humanistic Psychology [Oct 2007; Vol. 47 #4, pp 430-473] His new book, co-edited with E. James
Lieberman, is The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank and is reviewed here.
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