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Book Report - Vance"We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways(1 by doing a deed(2 by experiencing a value and(3 by suffering

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Vance "We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by doing a deed; (2) by experiencing a value; and (3) by suffering." This quote from the book, A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl brings into question the theory of logotherapy created by Frankl himself. Logotherapy tries to explain the ultimate motivational force in human beings of existential analysis (Frankl Institute). Throughout the entire book, this theory is shown in great prevalence as Frankl and others are faced with day to day challenges in concentration camp that devour at both their psychological and physically reserves. In the first half of the book, the focus is on Frankl’s experiences that he faces in the concentration camp. Before the war began, Frankl was an affluent psychiatrist, and for this prior experience, Frankl obsessed himself with observing the emotions and behaviors of his fellow prisoners. He was able to determine how each person was dealing or in some cases not dealing with the experiences they were being faced with. Frankl noticed that the men took the role of comforter and would sacrifice more to help save others. He soon made the realization that men were able to still carry on with emotions and attitudes even though they had been stripped of everything not just material
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Rose during the Fall '07 term at IUP.

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Book Report - Vance"We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways(1 by doing a deed(2 by experiencing a value and(3 by suffering

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