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Viktor E. Frankl - book author

Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., Ph.D., was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of Existential Analysis, the "Third Viennese School" of psychotherapy.

His book Man's Search for Meaning (first published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism. Originally published in 1946 as Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psychotherapeutic method of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living. He was one of the key figures in existential therapy.

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Viktor E. Frankl is the author of books: Man's Search for Meaning, The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy, Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning, The Doctor and the Soul: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy, The Unheard Cry for Meaning, Man's Search for Meaning: A Young Adult Edition, Recollections: An Autobiography, Psychotherapy and Existentialism: Selected Papers on Logotherapy, El hombre en busca del sentido último : el análisis existencial y la conciencia espiritual del ser humano, Ante el vacío existencial

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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 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. Man's Search for Meaning has become one of the most influential books in America; it continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living.
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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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Viktor Frankl is known to millions of readers as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning explores the sometime unconscious human desire for inspiration or revelation, and illustrates how life can offer profound meaning at every turn.
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Emphasizing spiritual values and the quest for meaning in life in its approach to the neurotic behavior, by the founder of logotherapy.
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In these selected essays, Viktor E. Frankl, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, illustrates the vital importance of the human dimension in psychotherapy, brilliantly celebrating each individual's unique potential.
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A young adult edition of the best-selling classic about the Holocaust and finding meaning in suffering, with a photo insert, a glossary of terms, a chronology of Frankl s life, and supplementary letters and speeches
The Library of Congress called it one of the ten most influential books in America; the "New York Times" pronounced it an enduring work of survival literature; and "O, The Oprah Magazine" praised it as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. "Man s Search for Meaning" has long riveted readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. This new young readers edition brings a beloved classic to a new generation of readers, offering a universal tribute to coping with suffering and finding one s purpose. An abridged text of the original book (emphasizing Frankl s personal story, while omitting some material on his psychological theory of logotherapy) is presented here, along with supplemental materials that vividly bring Frankl s story to life, and a foreword by prominent young adult author John Boyne. "Man s Search for Meaning: A Young Adult Edition" will help readers ages twelve to eighteen grasp Frankl s enduring lessons on perseverance and strength with clarity and depth."
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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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Acknowledgments
Foreword
Existential dynamics & neurotic escapism
Beyond self-actualization & self-expression
Logotherapy & existence
Dynamics & values
Psychiatry & man's quest for meaning
Logotherapy & the challenge of suffering
Group psychotherapeutic experiences in a concentraition camp
In memoriam
Collective neuroses of the present day
Existential analysis & dimensional ontology
Paradoxical intention: a logotherapeutic technique
Psychotherapy, art & religion
An experimental study in existentialism: the psychometric approach to Frankl's concept of noogenic neurosis/ James C. Crumbaugh & Leonard T. Maholick
The treatment of the phobic & the obsessive-compulsive patient using paradoxical intention sec. Viktor E. Frankl
Bibliography
About the Author
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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=Before The Existential Vacuum
Además de una psicología «profunda» existe también una psicología «elevada». Esta última es la que nos quiere presentar Frankl en esta obra: la que incluye en su campo de visión la voluntad de sentido.

Cada época tiene sus neurosis y cada tiempo necesita su psicoterapia. Hoy nos enfrentamos con una frustración existencial cargada de una falta de sentido y de un gran sentimiento de vacío. La sociedad de la opulencia sólo satisface necesidades, pero no la voluntad de sentido. La tendencia radical del hombre busca el sentido de la vida y pretende llenarlo de contenido.

Este breve volumen ofrece al lector un contenido de denso y, al propio tiempo, resplandeciente humanismo, copiosamente documentado, con juicios críticos tan considerados, que merece una atenta lectura.