Other Sellers on Amazon
Follow the Author
The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy Paperback – June 24, 2014
Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.
View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.
Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.
Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.
Enhance your purchase
From the author of Man's Search for Meaning, one of the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud.
Holocaust survivor Viktor E. Frankl is known as the founder of logotherapy, a mode of psychotherapy based on man's motivation to search for meaning in his life. The author discusses his ideas in the context of other prominent psychotherapies and describes the techniques he uses with his patients to combat the "existential vacuum."
Originally published in 1969 and compiling Frankl's speeches on logotherapy, The Will to Meaning is regarded as a seminal work of meaning-centered therapy. This new and carefully re-edited version is the first since 1988.
“Frankl is one of the most famous and gifted of all psychiatrists… The incredible attempts to dehumanize man at Auschwitz and Dachau led Frankl to commence the humanization of psychiatry through logotherapy. Frankl is a professional who possesses the rare ability to write in a layman’s language.”—Dr. Gerald F. Kreyche, professor emeritus at DePaul University
“I regard this book as one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years.”—Dr. Carl Rogers, author of Client-Centered Therapy
“Dr. Frankl’s contribution to psychotherapy has been great. He is perhaps the only non-behaviorist to have contributed a method to behavior therapy. The modesty with which he has put forward his important work has been remarkable.”—Dr. Joseph Wolpe, author of The Practice of Behavioral Therapy
About the Author
Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997) was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna. During World War II, he spent three years in Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps. He was the founder of the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy—the school of logotherapy—and President of the Austrian Medical Society of Psychotherapy. His twenty-nine books have been translated into twenty-one languages.
- ASIN : 0142181269
- Publisher : Plume; Expanded edition (June 24, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780142181263
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142181263
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 5 ounces
- Dimensions : 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I strongly recommend this work as a tonic for the ills of scientific reductionism, philosophical cynicism, existential anxieties, and nihilism.
"What is dangerous is the attempt of a man who is an expert, say, in the field of biology, to understand and explain human beings exclusively in terms of biology. In other words, at that moment science is turned into ideology."
Also: "by "terrible generalisateurs", I mean those who cannot resist the temptation to make over general statements (and I might add, mandates - my quote) on the grounds of limited findings."
An interesting thing is that it's physically much smaller than Man's Search For Meaning. Got a long plane or train trip? This is easy to take along. And the print isn't annoyingly small.
Top reviews from other countries
What is crazy in my opinion is not only does Frankl provide sound & logical reasons to the addressed issues, he had also experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. Frankl's experience itself are enough to prove the value of his message.