The Denial of Death

@article{Wallace1979TheDO,
  title={The Denial of Death},
  author={S. Wallace},
  journal={Workplace Health \& Safety},
  year={1979},
  volume={27},
  pages={20 - 26}
}
  • S. Wallace
  • Published 1 November 1979
  • Psychology
  • Workplace Health & Safety
The phenomenon of death in Western culture has been described by historians, anthropologists, writers and poets: Death is the greatest evil. "Gods so consider it," says Sapho, "else they would die." And Anacreon is terrified by approaching death: "Death is too terrible. Frightening are the depth of Hades. There is no return." Philosophers have through the centuries pursued the meaning of death. In early Greek writings, the Epicureans' argument against the fear of death speaks for itself… 
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