• Mans Search For Meaning
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    REACTION TO VICTOR FRANKL'S MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING Frankl attains as high a level of humanism in his writing as one would think possible of any scientist. His psychology is based on empiricism. His experiences as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, stripped of everything but his bare existence, led him to explore the ultimate sense of meaning in human life. In own privileged western world we don't have to struggle for life and its essentials, like food. Furthermore, there is plenty to ke...
  • Quest For Wisdom Logo Therapy
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    Quest for Wisdom: Two Approaches Two approaches to the "Quest for Wisdom" that I enjoyed are Walden, by Henry David Thoreau and Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl. Both of the authors took similar approaches by using narration of a main segment of their lives to explain their philosophy and how they arrived at their conclusions. Though both conclusions represent individualism they are strikingly different. Thoreau values the doctrines of Transcendentalism, seeking ones inner self thro...
  • Concentration Camp Life Suffering Mind
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    Man's Search for Meaning is a relatively short but powerful novel about an experience through a concentration camp from the eyes of psychologist and author, Victor E. Frankl. "I had wanted simply to convey to the reader by way of a concrete example that life holds a potential meaning under any condition, even the most miserable ones." (Victor Frankel). The first half of the book takes place in concentration camps throughout Europe, including the legendary Auschwitz. In his account of the camps, ...
  • Victor Frankl Frankls Love
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    To comprehend the unfaltering love of Victor Frankl, we must understand his circumstances. There is no way we can step into his shoes to experience his tragedies, but his vivid descriptions help us vicariously relive his tribulation. He opens a window into his world, and we can actually see the scenes he paints for us. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles, he says (348). It is difficult to put ourselves in his position of despair. Being force...
  • Psych Meaning Frankl Book Man
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    Personality Dr. Ron Rossi May 7, 2001 The book I read was called, Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl. Viktor Frankl was psychiatrist and philosopher who lived through the nazi era, one of the most dehumanizing periods of history, came face to face with conditions that most people couldn't deal with psychologically. He made the conclusion that the sort of person the prisoner becomes is the result of an inner decision and not the result of outside influences alone. Through observation (in...
  • Search For Meaning Frankl Suffering Life
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    Man's Search for Meaning; Victor Frankl Eric D. Closer Mans Search for Meaning: Viktor E. Frankl He who has a why to live for can bear any how. The words of Nietzsche begin to explain Frankl tone throughout his book. Dr. Frankl uses his experiences in different Nazi concentration camps to explain his discovery of logotherapy. This discovery take us back to World War II and the extreme suffering that took place in the Nazi concentration camps and outlines a detailed analysis of the prisoners psy...
  • Meaning Of Life Person Frankl Suffering
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    The Meaning of Life The meaning of life, defined by Victor E. Frankl, is the will to find your meaning in life. It is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment. He believes that if you are approached with the question of "what is the meaning of my life" or in this case, "life is meaningless," then you should reverse the question to that person asking the question. For example: What are you bringing to me? What are you as an individua...
  • Logotherapy By Dr Viktor E Frankl
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    Logotherapy, practiced and described by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, is a form of psychotherapy that requires individuals to assume responsibility for their own existence to search for meaning. Dr. Frankl, himself a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, developed this psychotherapeutic method as a means to endure the horror and suffering he witnessed and endured in the camp. Dr. Frankl believed that no matter what degree of human suffering he witnessed in the camp, one lost everyt...
  • Frankl And Beckett A Comparison Of Existentialism
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    Frankl and Beckett: An Comparison of Existentialism Parallel tracks are not better or worse, merely different. Luke Skywalker A man is running through a tunnel; it is long and dark. He does not remember entering, he does not know when or where the next turn is, yet he proceeds. He proceeds, but to where He has the freedom to choose where to go: the entrance, the end, to backtrack a few paces, or to stay put. Viktor Frankl, author of Man s Search for Meaning and existentialist thinker, would say ...
  • Viktor Frankl One Logotherapy Meaning
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    Frankl's Views Viktor Frankl's work is thought to perhaps be the most significant thinking since Freud and Adler. Logotherapy has been officially recognized as one of the scientifically based schools of psychotherapy by the American Psychological Association. Frankl has written 32 books and they have been translated in 27 different languages. The one that this paper will concentrate on is Man's Search for Meaning. Frankl's work and theories come from his experiences in the Nazi concentration cam...