The Ernest Becker Foundation

  • WA


3621 72nd Ave SE
Mercer Island
United States

About Us

The mission of the Ernest Becker Foundation is to bring advances in social scientific theory to the public in efforts to reduce human violence.We are devoted to multidisciplinary inquiries into human behavior, with a particular focus on our brutality toward one another. Drawing on Becker's writings, especially the last three: Birth and Death of Meaning (1971), his Pulitzer Prize-winning Denial of Death and its companion Escape From Evil, and now on the Becker Reader, the EBF supports research and application at the interfaces of science, the humanities, social action and religion.