Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy
Man's Search for Meaning has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 psychiatrist Viktor Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the stories of his many patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. "What man actually needs," Frankl writes, "is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task . . . the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him."
In the decades since its first publication in 1959, Man's Search for Meaning has become a classic, with more than twelve million copies in print around the world. A 1991 Library of Congress survey that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America. At once a memoir, a meditation, a treatise, and a history, it continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living.
"One of the great books of our time."
¯Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years."
¯Carl R. Rogers (1959)
"One of the ten most influential books in America."
—Library of Congress/Book-of-the-Month Club Survey of Lifetime Readers
Born in Vienna in 1905, Viktor E. Frankl earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. In 1977 a fellow survivor, Joseph Fabry, founded the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Frankl died in 1997.
Harold S. Kushner is rabbi emeritus at Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, and the author of several best-selling books, including When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Living a Life That Matters, and When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough.
William J. Winslade is a philosopher, lawyer, and psychoanalyst who teaches at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the University of Houston Law Center.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Man's Search for MeaningUser Review - Dan Geddes - Goodreads
See http://www.thesatirist.com/books/Fran... Viktor Frankl's prose sparkles with his humanity and reason, and marginalizes much other psychological work as abstract or laboratory bound. Frankl's story ... Read full review
Review: Man's Search for MeaningUser Review - Richard White - Goodreads
This book is dense and sometimes difficult, but I won't fault it any stars. The meaning of life is to determine what is meaningful in our lives—to actively find meaning in spite of and even through ... Read full review
Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust
Viktor E. Frankl
No preview available - 2011
Other editions - View all
Man's Search for Meaning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Man's Search For Meaning. Author, Viktor E. Frankl. Original title ...trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen. Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Man's_Search_for_Meaning
Beyond Dante: Man's Search for Meaning
Looking ahead, I see tremendous opportunities in technology and personal growth as I further define who I am through exploration of these possibilities, ...
timwolters.blogspot.com/ 2006/ 12/ mans-search-for-meaning.html
Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning - Tribute Obituary ...
A college thesis summary which compares the thinking of Frankl and others, quotes from "Man's Search for Meaning", links to Logotherapy and Holocaust sites
www.geocities.com/ ~webwinds/ frankl/ frankl.htm
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Free Man's Search for Meaning summary by Viktor Frankl
Man's Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor E. Frankl (Gurteen ...
Book: Man's Search for Meaning (1946) by Viktor E. Frankl
www.gurteen.com/ gurteen/ gurteen.nsf/ id/ X00059ABE/
Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy ...
Mans Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy from Therapeutic Recreation Journal in Health provided free by Find Articles
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_qa3903/ is_/ ai_n8848744
Ben Casnocha: The Blog: Quotes from "Man's Search for Meaning"
The blog of a 19 year-old entrepreneur and author
ben.casnocha.com/ 2006/ 10/ quotes_from_man.html
Free Man's Search For Meaning Essays
Free Man's Search For Meaning papers, essays, and research papers
Man's Search for Meaning - Wikiquote
From Wikiquote. Jump to: navigation, search. Man's Search for Meaning (1946) is a book by Viktor E. Frankl which chronicles his experiences as a ...
en.wikiquote.org/ wiki/ Man's_Search_for_Meaning
man's search for meaning: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
10 posts tagged man's search for meaning. Subscribe. Posts; Blogs · Photos · Videos. search in. entire post, tags only. of blogs with ...
technorati.com/ tag/ man's%2Bsearch%2Bfor%2Bmeaning