Viktor Frankl, Logotherapy and Man’s Search for Meaning

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Viktor Frankl, Logotherapy and Man’s Search for Meaning
Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl is considered one of the great existentialist philosophers of our time. Existentialists believe that life itself has no inherent meaning, but that humans construct their own meanings to make sense of life. When Frankl became imprisoned in a concentration camp during World War II he made the conscious choice to survive by studying his own behavior and the behavior of other prisoners to see how people used various coping strategies to survive the nightmare of living in a concentration camp with the constant threat of death hanging over them. This paper will discuss
Frankl’s
philosophy, using quotes from his book and from interview videos posted on...
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.....ing one. It is a testament to the human spirit that he survived the concentration camp and turned his experiences there into a powerful philosophy that can be embraced by humans from all walks of life for centuries to come.
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Frankl, V. Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy. New York: Washington Square Books, 1984.
Interview with Viktor Frankl Part One. (No Date). Web. YouTube. Retrieved from http://
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Interview with Viktor Frankl Part Two. (No Date.) Web. YouTube.Retrieved fromhttp://
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Viktor Frankl Institute (2011). “What is Logotherapy?” Viktor Frankl Institute. Web. Retrieved from http://
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