Man's search for meaning
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Boston : Beacon Press, [©2006?].
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9780807000007, 0807000000
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xxii, 299 pages (large print) ; 25 cm


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Boston : Beacon Press, [©2006?].
9780807000007, 0807000000


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"Original English title was From death-camp to existentialism"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-280).
In this work, a Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry. This work has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 the author, a psychiatrist labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the stories of his many patients, he 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. His theory, known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (meaning), holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Frankl, V. E. 1., & Lasch, I. (2006). Man's search for meaning . Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Frankl, Viktor E. 1905-1997 and Ilse. Lasch. 2006. Man's Search for Meaning. Boston: Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Frankl, Viktor E. 1905-1997 and Ilse. Lasch. Man's Search for Meaning Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Frankl, Viktor E. 1905-1997,, and Ilse Lasch. Man's Search for Meaning Beacon Press, 2006.

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