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on February 21, 2016
If you're familiar with Viktor Frankl than you'll love this collection of essays & speeches. There's no story line so don't except Man's Search for Meaning, but what you will find is an in-depth analysis of Logotherapy.
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on June 11, 2014
I've become a great fan of /dr. Frankl in this century, I remember him being interviewed b;y Robert Schuller on the Hour of Power program 30 yrs ago in the 80's. Of course I did not know who he was at that time. Dr. Frankl has the great genius to write life-changing literature. He must be one of the greatest men ever
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon August 24, 2010
Viktor Emil Frankl (1905-1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, as well as the founder of logotherapy, a form of existential psychotherapy. His most famous book (which also describes his experiences in the Holocaust) is Man's Search for Meaning.

He states in the Foreword to this 1967 book, "This volume consists mainly of a number of my papers in the field of logotherapy published during recent years. I have selected for reprinting those essays which I believe will provide the clearest and most direct understanding of the principles of logotherapy and their therapeutic applications."

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"Man is free to rise above the plane of somatic and psychic determinants of his existence."
"(B)oth the will to pleasure and the will to power are derivatives of the original will to meaning."
"It is a tenet of logotherapy that meaning can be found in life not only through acting or through experiencing values but also through suffering."
"Man is free to be responsible, and he is responsible for the realization of the meaning of his life, the logos of his existence."
"Since logotherapy, as its name implies, focuses on meaning, it cannot avoid confronting the patient with pain, death, and guilt, or, as I call it, the tragic triad of human existence."
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on March 5, 2014
Worth a read to access the mind of a master. Justifiable Frankl was admired as a thinker and a philosopher.
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VINE VOICEon March 16, 2011
This reads as a textbook for those wanting to learn about the theory and jargon of logotherapy but was of no use as a practical guide to dealing with issues of existential doubt. Not for a lay person looking for answers.
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on August 2, 2010
Am very satisfied with the delivery service as well as the books that are delivered.
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