Man’s Search for Meaning


“Man’s Search for Meaning” is a remarkable book written by Viktor E. Frankl, a renowned psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor. Originally published in 1946, this poignant and introspective work has become a classic in the field of psychology and has touched the lives of countless readers.


“Man’s Search for Meaning” is a profound and influential book written by Viktor E. Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor. First published in 1946, this seminal work delves into the depths of human existence, exploring the fundamental question of finding purpose and meaning in life even in the face of extreme suffering and adversity.

The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, titled “Experiences in a Concentration Camp,” Frankl recounts his personal experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. He vividly describes the dehumanizing conditions, the constant threat of death, and the immense psychological and physical suffering endured by himself and his fellow inmates.

Through his harrowing experiences, Frankl explores the resilience of the human spirit and highlights the power of maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose, even in the darkest of circumstances. He emphasizes that while individuals may have no control over their external circumstances, they possess the freedom to choose their attitude towards those circumstances. Frankl argues that finding meaning in life is crucial for mental and emotional well-being, and it can provide individuals with the strength to endure and overcome even the most challenging situations.

The second part of the book, “Logotherapy in a Nutshell,” introduces Frankl’s therapeutic approach called logotherapy. Derived from the Greek word “logos,” meaning “meaning,” logotherapy focuses on helping individuals discover and pursue their unique purpose in life. Frankl discusses various aspects of logotherapy, such as the importance of embracing responsibility, seeking meaningful relationships, and engaging in creative endeavors.

“Man’s Search for Meaning” has resonated with readers worldwide, transcending its historical context and offering profound insights into the human condition. It serves as a testament to the indomitable human spirit and offers guidance for finding meaning and purpose, regardless of one’s circumstances. Frankl’s compassionate and philosophical exploration of the search for meaning continues to inspire and provoke contemplation, making it a timeless and indispensable work for individuals seeking a deeper understanding of human existence.


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0807014273
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beacon Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English, Arabi
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780807014271
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0807014271
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.44 x 0.57 x 8.5 inches


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