The Will To Meaning


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From the author of Man's Search for Meaning, one of the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. "Perhaps the most significant thinker since Freud and Adler," said The American Journal of Psychiatry about Europe's leading existential psychologist, the founder of logotherapy.

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Author by Viktor E. Frankl
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The Will To Meaning


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Explains the fundamentals of logotherapy, describing its use as a treatment for neuroses and discussing the feelings of emptiness found in modern existence.

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Author by Viktor E. Frankl
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 0142181269

Anthropology And The Will To Meaning


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Anthropology, the study of societies and cultures different to our own, is based on the humanist assumption that difference does not mean otherness and inferiority. In this book, Vassos Argyrou puts forward a powerful critique of both modern and postmodern anthropology that reveals the self-centered logic of anthropological humanism, offering the controversial conclusion that the anthropological project is forever doomed to failure. At the heart of the book is the idea that anthropologists are driven to produce knowledge not by a desire for power, as it is often assumed, but a by desire for meaning. Interpretation of Other societies and cultures allows them to construct an image of a symbolically unified, ethically ordered and hence meaningful world. Vassos Argyrou shows this assumption to be untenable because differentiation and distinction are in the nature of human being. He further argues that, paradoxically, by trying to uphold Sameness, anthropologists reproduce, inadvertently but inevitably, its contrary.

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Author by Vassos Argyrou
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ISBN Number 0745318606

Man S Search For Meaning


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Author by Viktor Emil Frankl
Genre eBook Concentration camp inmates
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The Pursuit Of Meaning


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Contains the essence of the logotherapeutic writings of Viktor Frankl, who noted that many readers report that they understand some parts of logotherapy for the first time after reading this book. Fabry wrote in the introduction: Many older therapies place responsibility for our difficulties on our early upbringing. Logotherapy is "education to responsibility." Outside influences are important but not all-determining. Within limitations we have a say about who we are and who we want to become. We need never let ourselves be reduced to helpless victims. Consequently, logotherapy-unlike therapies that aim at equilibrium by adjusting patients to society-does not see a tensionless life as a therapeutic goal. Tension is part of living as a human being in a human society. To remain healthy, the unhealthy tensions of body and psyche are to be avoided. But the healthy tension of the spirit strengthens our spiritual muscles. The healthiest tension is between what we are and what we have the vision of growing toward, or, to use Frankl's favorite phrase, "the tension between being and meaning" (Psychotherapy and Existentialism, p. 10). The struggle for meaning is not easy. Life does not owe us pleasure; it does offer us meaning. Mental health does not come to those who demand happiness but to those who find meanings; to them happiness comes as a side product. "It must ensue" noted Frankl. "It cannot be pursued" (Unconscious God, p. 85). Logotherapy maintains and restores mental health by providing a sound view of the human being and the world as we know it. It draws on the huge reservoir of health stored in our specifically human dimension-our creativity, our capacity to love, our reaching out to others, our desire to be useful, our ability to orient to goals, and our will to meaning. Logophilosophy emphasizes what is right with us, what we like about ourselves, our accomplishments, and our peak experiences. It also considers the qualities we dislike so we may change them, our failures so we can learn from them, our abysses so we may lift ourselves up, knowing that peaks exist and can be reached.

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Author by Joseph B. Fabry
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ISBN Number 0982427840

The Will To Meaning


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Author by Viktor Emil Frankl
Genre eBook Logotherapy
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ISBN Number 0452257123

Man S Search For Meaning


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16 MILLION COPIES SOLD 'A book to read, to cherish, to debate, and one that will ultimately keep the memories of the victims alive' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

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Author by Viktor E Frankl
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The Will To Meaning


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Author by Viktor Emil Frankl
Genre eBook Logotherapy
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From Addiction To Recovery


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"The story of becoming sober signifies a great deal more than simply not 'picking up' or 'using'. This is a story not only of recovery, but also of what it means to live in sobriety." Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy 1st District, Rhode Island "This book, written by a recovering addict who became a successful therapist, is a perfect road map for addicts, codependents, and therapists. Among the milestones are sobriety, emotional maturity, and personal responsibility." Joseph A. Pursch, M.D. Psychiatrist and Member of the President's Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction "A provocative and enlightening book that will inspire and touch the reader deeply. Highly recommended!" Congressman Jim Ramstad 3rd District, Minnesota Co-chair, Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus "This is a highly readable book that will be inspirational to those struggling with alcohol or drug problems and enlightening for those unfamiliar with the recovery process." George Kolodner, M.D. Medical Director, Kolmac Clinic Clinical Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Author by Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith
Genre eBook Self-Help
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ISBN Number 9781462005291

Recollections


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Born in 1905 in the center of the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire, Viktor Frankl was a witness to the great political, philosophical, and scientific upheavals of the twentieth century. In these stirring recollections, Frankl describes how as a young doctor of neurology in prewar Vienna his disagreements with Freud and Adler led to the development of "the third Viennese School of Psychotherapy," known as logotherapy; recounts his harrowing trials in four concentration camps during the War; and reflects on the celebrity brought by the publication of Man's Search for Meaning in 1945.

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Author by Viktor Frankl
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 9780786724222