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The Birth and Death of Meaning by Ernest Becker

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Ernest Becker’s The Birth and Death of Meaning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Problem of Man is a profound exploration of human nature and the quest for meaning in life. Published in 1962 and later revised in 1971, the book delves into the psychological, sociological, and anthropological aspects of human existence, examining how individuals and societies construct meaning and grapple with the realities of life and death. Central themes in the book include the human condition, the birth of symbolic thought, and the emergence of culture.