Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

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Ebury Publishing, Jul 7, 2011 - Psychology - 192 pages
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Viktor Frankl is known to millions as the author of Man's Search for Meaning, his harrowing Holocaust memoir. In this book, he goes more deeply into the ways of thinking that enabled him to survive imprisonment in a concentration camp and to find meaning in life in spite of all the odds. Here, he expands upon his groundbreaking ideas and searches for answers about life, death, faith and suffering. Believing that there is much more to our existence than meets the eye, he says: 'No one will be able to make us believe that man is a sublimated animal once we can show that within him there is a repressed angel.'

In Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning, Frankl explores our sometimes unconscious desire for inspiration or revelation. He explains how we can create meaning for ourselves and, ultimately, he reveals how life has more to offer us than we could ever imagine.

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User Review  - Betsy Ng - Goodreads

I like the way the contents were written, slowly uncovering the three stages of development: (1) human is being conscious and responsible - in consciousness of his responsibleness; (2) unconscious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven Winkelman - Goodreads

An amazing book I often assign to friends and clients. Frnakl discusses how adversity should be a catalyst in seeking meaning. Highly recommended. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps; only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot's licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.

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