The Ernest Becker Foundation
Security and Terrorism in the Modern World: Social Science and Legal Perspectives
Law and Psychology Visiting Scholar Program
April 8-10, 2013
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (http://psychology.unl.edu/)
Each year the visiting scholars program includes a “think-tank” during which preeminent scholars come together on the UNL campus to meet and discuss specific thematic topics. Faculty from thePsychology Department and from the Law School at UNL will serve as discussants for the talks. The goal is to promote interdisciplinary communication and debate specific controversies that concern security and terrorism in the modern world.
Becker on Otto Rank
"Rank goes so far as to say that the 'need for a truly religious ideology is inherent in human nature and its fulfillment is basic to any kind of social life.' Only in this way, says Rank, only by surrendering to the bigness of nature on the highest, least-fetishized level, can man conquer death. In other words, the true heroic validation or one's life, lies beyond sex, beyond the other, beyond the private religion-all these are makeshifts that pull man down or that hem him in, leaving him torn with ambiguity."
-From Denial of Death, Chapter 8
more on Otto Rank here