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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with...

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his 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. At the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful.

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Number of Pages: 165

ISBN: 080701429X

ISBN-13: 9780807014295


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Frankl is one of the most profound modern thinkers on meaning and purpose. His contribution was to change the question from the vague philosophy of “What is the meaning of life?” to man being asked and forced to answer with his actions. He looks at how we find purpose by dedicatin...

Frankl is one of the most profound modern thinkers on meaning and purpose. His contribution was to change the question from the vague philosophy of “What is the meaning of life?” to man being asked and forced to answer with his actions. He looks at how we find purpose by dedicating ourselves to a cause, learning to love and finding a meaning to our suffering. His other two books on the topic, Will To Meaning (Amazon) and Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning (Amazon) have gems in them as well.

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Amazing book; everyone should read it. I think about it almost every day.

That's one of my favorite books.

Man's search for meaning by Victor Frankl

Great book that I highly recommend, cheers

Man’s Search for Meaning is definitely one of the best in that genre

Reread Man's Search for Meaning earlier this year... so good!

It's probably my favourite book.

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl taught me that all toxicitity, anxieties & depression could be because of an inability to construct a meaning for ourselves. He says that ppl were able to remain hopeful in the most hopeless situation by finding meaning.

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Such a deep book, the space between an event and our reaction 🙏

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I Read it with my Students every fall.

One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years.

One of the great books of our time.