Victor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, and Holocaust survivor. He is best known for his book 'Man's Search for Meaning,' which describes his experiences in Nazi concentration camps and introduces his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, a form of existential analysis, and his work has been influential in the field of psychology.


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  1. 1. Man's Search for Meaning

    This book is a memoir written by a psychiatrist who survived the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The author shares his experiences in the camps and his psychological approach to surviving and finding meaning amidst extreme suffering. He introduces his theory of logotherapy, which suggests that life's primary motivational force is the search for meaning, and argues that even in the most absurd, painful, and dehumanized situation, life can be given meaning.