书名：Man's Search for Meaning
Book Description 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. Winslade Psychiatrist 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. Book Dimension length: (cm)17.6 width:(cm)10.6
Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., Ph.D., was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of Existential Analysis, the "Third Viennese School" of psychotherapy.
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 erlebt das Konzentrationslager) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psychotherapeutic method of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living. He was one of the key figures in existential therapy.
@ Yijun 适合背诵的好书！作者在极度残酷的环境下还能保持其专业性的理性思考、人文关怀，真的佩服。倘若只能带一本书上路，这会是我的选择。终于有这个问题的答案了。 @ Running Rabbit 作者的理论太经不起推敲了. @ karlan 来上海的火车上随便在kindle里找了一本来读，本以为是拓展一下元首时代的历史，这个书远远超过预期，于是我有了些新的想法。当作者在告别集中营很多天后，在田野中独自走着走着，突然听到云雀的欢鸣，看到阳光的夺目，一下子跪倒在地，终于意识到自由终究来临。那是一种多么赞叹的幸福！！！ @ Sofy 所谓“知我者谓我心忧，不知我者伪我何求”；所谓“所有的相遇都是久别重逢”；所谓“拍案而起”“泪如泉涌” @ [已注销] 人生的意义存在于：创造性的工作和行动，经历生活和遇见某人，而最重要的是，在什么都没有的时候，仍有勇气去找寻苦难的意义，仍可以对生命说”是“，当一个人不能改变环境，他仍可以改变自己，他就足够强大了。希望自己，努力做到第三点。 @ 丁儿里个当 Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue @ Out of Africa 8 前面讲在集中营遭遇的部分9+，后面的理论部分7-。同情、尊敬他们的遭遇，也对集中营和纳粹有了一个更深的认知。但是这不能成为影响我判断的因素。理论的部分对于我来说不受用。（只告诉了我how，没有告诉我why）你可以看出作者本身的经历对他理论的影响我粗浅的看法是：作者的许多理论可以治疗许多陷入存在虚无和无聊的人，并帮助他们找到人生的意义，但我不认为这是对存在本身这个问题的一种正确回答我不认… @ Sundial 本年的第三本奥斯维辛，一遍之后马上开始过第二次。薄薄小书，却让人醍醐灌顶时时清醒：It’s not about what you ask life for, but rather what you are asked by life. Freedom, love, vocation and suffering are only means and byproducts when you full … @ 风历历 治心病一剂猛药。丧失意义感的时候读一读很好。 @ 风一样自由 20世纪人的“存在感缺失”困境。没有本能或传统来指路，甚至不知道自己的愿望，于是希望随大流或者服从权威，在忙碌和空虚无聊之间摇摆，以及陷入追求权力和金钱。活出生命的意义是心理健康和人之繁荣的关键。