Man s Search for Meaning

Man s Search for Meaning Author Viktor Emil Frankl
ISBN-10 9780807014271
Year 2006
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, 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. Frankl's 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.At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America. Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers. Born in Vienna in 1905 Viktor E. Frankl earned an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. In 1977 a fellow survivor, Joseph Fabry, founded the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Frankl died in 1997.

Man s Search for Ultimate Meaning

Man s Search for Ultimate Meaning Author Viktor E Frankl
ISBN-10 9781446490549
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Random House
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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.

The Will to Meaning

The Will to Meaning Author Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN-10 9781101664025
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

The Brain and the Meaning of Life

The Brain and the Meaning of Life Author Paul Thagard
ISBN-10 9780691142722
Year 2010-02-14
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional ideas about the soul, free will, and immortality, and shows how brain science matters for fundamental issues about reality, morality, and the meaning of life. The ongoing Brain Revolution reveals how love, work, and play provide good reasons for living. Defending the superiority of evidence-based reasoning over religious faith and philosophical thought experiments, Thagard argues that minds are brains and that reality is what science can discover. Brains come to know reality through a combination of perception and reasoning. Just as important, our brains evaluate aspects of reality through emotions that can produce both good and bad decisions. Our cognitive and emotional abilities allow us to understand reality, decide effectively, act morally, and pursue the vital needs of love, work, and play. Wisdom consists of knowing what matters, why it matters, and how to achieve it. The Brain and the Meaning of Life shows how brain science helps to answer questions about the nature of mind and reality, while alleviating anxiety about the difficulty of life in a vast universe. The book integrates decades of multidisciplinary research, but its clear explanations and humor make it accessible to the general reader.

The Unheard Cry for Meaning

The Unheard Cry for Meaning Author Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN-10 9781451664386
Year 2011-08-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In our age of depersonalization, Frankl teaches the value of living to the fullest. Upon his death in 1997, Viktor E. Frankl was lauded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time. The Unheard Cry for Meaning marked his return to the humanism that made Man's Search for Meaning a bestseller around the world. In these selected essays, written between 1947 and 1977, Dr. Frankl illustrates the vital importance of the human dimension in psychotherapy. Using a wide range of subjects—including sex, morality, modern literature, competitive athletics, and philosophy—he raises a lone voice against the pseudo-humanism that has invaded popular psychology and psychoanalysis. By exploring mankind's remarkable qualities, he brilliantly celebrates each individual's unique potential, while preserving the invaluable traditions of both Freudian analysis and behaviorism.

The Key to Living the Law of Attraction

The Key to Living the Law of Attraction Author Jack Canfield
ISBN-10 9781409105220
Year 2011-07-14
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Use this key to unlock THE SECRET and live the life of your dreams... Following on from the hugely successful THE SECRET, this book is a simple 'how to' guide for using the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. THE KEY explains not only what you need to know but what you need to do in order to attract what you want in your life. It addresses important issues of clarity, purpose and action. This thought-provoking guide will take you step-by-step through the processes of defining your dreams, goals and desires. And along the way you will gain a greater understanding of yourself - a sense of who you really are and why you are here. Your journey begins right here, right now. You can change your life, increase your awareness and empower yourself to create an amazing future - one that is filled with love, joy and abundance.

The Lucifer Effect

The Lucifer Effect Author Philip Zimbardo
ISBN-10 9781446459188
Year 2011-04-30
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In The Lucifer Effect, the award-winning and internationally respected psychologist, Philip Zimbardo, examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive. He challenges our conceptions of who we think we are, what we believe we will never do - and how and why almost any of us could be initiated into the ranks of evil doers. At the same time he describes the safeguards we can put in place to prevent ourselves from corrupting - or being corrupted by - others, and what sets some people apart as heroes and heroines, able to resist powerful pressures to go along with the group, and to refuse to be team players when personal integrity is at stake. Using the first in-depth analysis of his classic Stanford Prison Experiment, and his personal experiences as an expert witness for one of the Abu Ghraib prison guards, Zimbardo's stimulating and provocative book raises fundamental questions about the nature of good and evil, and how each one of us needs to be vigilant to prevent becoming trapped in the 'Lucifer Effect', no matter what kind of character or morality we believe ourselves to have. The Lucifer Effect won the William James Book Award in 2008.

The Game of Life

The Game of Life Author Florence Scovel Shinn
ISBN-10 9780743223478
Year 2001-04-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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First published in 1925, this little book has inspired thousands of people around the world to find a sense of purpose and belonging. It remains as relevant today as when it was written, and reveals that life is not a battle but a game - a game of giving and receiving. Discover how your mind and its imaging faculty play a leading role in the game of life. Whatever you imagine or focus upon will sooner or later be experienced as part of your world. This little book will show you how you can change your circumstances, leave your regrets behind and create your own dazzling future.

Man s Search for Himself

Man s Search for Himself Author Rollo May
ISBN-10 9780393347005
Year 2009-02-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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"Analyzes life as we are living it, and the analysis is truthful and profound."--New York Times Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration--a basic and inborn sense of value. Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl Author Anna Redsand
ISBN-10 0618723439
Year 2006
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search for Meaning, who, after losing his family, used his work to overcome his grief and developed a new form of psychotherapy that encouraged patients to live for the future, not in the past.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People Author Harold S. Kushner
ISBN-10 0307430200
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the nationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers. When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. In these pages, Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.

Gather Together in My Name

Gather Together in My Name Author Maya Angelou
ISBN-10 9781588369239
Year 2009-04-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition.

Recollections

Recollections Author Viktor Frankl
ISBN-10 9780786724222
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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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.

The Question of God

The Question of God Author Armand M. Nicholi
ISBN-10 074324785X
Year 2003-08-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Compares and contrasts the beliefs of two famous thinkers, Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, on topics ranging from the existence of God and morality to pain and suffering.

Summary of Man s Search for Meaning

Summary of Man s Search for Meaning Author Instaread Summaries
ISBN-10 1945251476
Year 2016-04-04
Pages 34
Language en
Publisher Idreambooks
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Inside this Instaread of Man's Search for Meaning:* Overview of the book* Important People* Key Takeaways* Analysis of Key Takeaways