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Title:
The worm at the core : on the role of death in life
Author:
Solomon, Sheldon.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Demonstrates how an unconscious fear of death motivates nearly all human goals, behaviors, and cultures, examining the role of mortality awareness in prompting social unrest and war.
Language:
English
Contents:
Managing the terror of death -- The scheme of things -- Self-esteem: the foundation of fortitude -- Homo mortalis: from primate to human -- Literal immortality -- Symbolic immortality -- The anatomy of human destructiveness -- Body and soul: an uneasy alliance -- Death near and far -- Cracks in the shields -- Living with death.
ISBN:
9781400067473
Format :
Book