إرادة المعنى: أسس وتطبيقات العلاج بالمعنى
وفيما يتعلق "بأسس" هذا النسق، فإن فصول هذا الكتاب تعطي صورة مبدئية للإفتراضات والمعتقدات الرئيسية المتضمنة في ال ...more
This book is more of an indepth explanation of Frankl's approach to psychology called "Logotherapy". The book is made up of a set of lectures given at SMU in 1966 by way of introduction and explanation of Logotherapy.
Logotherapy is based on t ...more
The Will to Meaning
Many advances in science and medicine—and particularly the medical sciences of the mind—come not as a fully formed revolution, but as a synthesis of prior thought, which transcends the boundaries of those thoughts and ...more
Logotherapy “is the treatment of the patient’s attitude toward his unchangeable fate.” It is based on three pillars:
The First Pillar: The Freedom of Will
“Man’s freedom is no freedom from conditions
Just as I was getting frustrated by a contemporary book on evolutionary psychology that treats the human brain as nothing but a computer, Frankl comes to the rescue: "...in a certain sense the statement is valid: man is a computer. However, at the same time he also is infinitely more than a computer. The statement is erroneous only insofar as man is defined as 'nothing but' a computer." What I also found fascinating is his concept of "dimensional ontology," where h ...more
It does not provide you with easy answers , but at least it gives you a framework, I would say a "humanistic" one, thanks to which you can conceive and establish your personal view of man (personal anthropology) and of life (personal theology/eschatology).
I like that in this book he doesn’t cast aside religious belief as fantastical or even unhelpful. He explains that the search for the ultimate meaning and the devotion to God can be seen in the same light when looked at in a particular dimension of t ...more
As the subtitle of the book indicates, this writing is an attempt to deal with the foundations and applications of Logotherapy. Viktor E. Frankl conceptualizes the foundational explanation as - the setting forth of the basic assumptions and tenets that underlie Logotherapy as a system. As Frankl suggests, Logotherapy is founded on three concepts: “(1) the freedom of the will; (2) the will to meaning; and (3) the meaning of life” (Frankl, 1988, p. vii). Moreover, Frankl indicates that each of the...more
With Man's Search for Meaning being one of my all-time favorite books, I wanted to dig deeper into his catalog. I went into expecting more of Man's Search for Meaning, but this is a much more difficult read in comparison. It's short, but it's dense and not writte ...more
This is a nice companion to Frankl's original, "Man's Search for Meaning."
Best quotes, "Approaching human beings merely in terms of techniques necessarily implies manipulating them, and approaching them merely in terms of dynamics implies reifying them, making human beings into mere things" (p. xv); "Man's freedom is no freedom from conditions (or consequences) but rather freedom to take a stand on whatever conditions might confront him" (p. 4); quoting Freud, "men are strong as lon ...more
-like a battle in science sandpit - my idea is better, no, my!
2. second part is bunch of nonsense about god, religion and purpose of the suffering
-it's more telogy than psychology
-it's not based on scienticfic evidances - it's purly subjective beliefs and perspective
to sum up, if you had already passed a point in your own development where there is no god and destiny, this book is useless
I don't believe you can find true meaning in "coping" wit ...more
Reading it today I find pleasure in his presentation of a treatment that tries to cover a full spectrum human being and it was impossible for me to not be impr ...more
Despite western affluence there seems to be a preponderance of despair amongst so many. It isn't disingenuous to say suicide is a first world problem. Why is that? Furthermore, why hasn't the lauded unshackling from the transcendent been as liberating as promised? Whatever the didactic answer may be, I'd bet it could be reduced down to loss of meaning. Were it so, whatever your Weltanschauung, I'd say Frankl's Logotherapy should salve the soul.
The author makes a lot of philosophy, based on empirical suppositions (as he recognizes in the book), without any scientific argument or study. There is no statistical or methodological comparative study to prove the utility. His method is based on observational case-reports, self experiences, morality (witch he didn't defines) and subjective estimation of what is right or wrong.
It's an interesting book, but not a sci ...more
The dimensional differences and theological understandings mixed with psychotherapy and psychology opened my eyes to new horizons of thinking about religion and life. The more I study these kinds of books, th ...more
His book Man's Search for Meaning (first published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism. Originally published in 1946 as Ein Psycholog ...more