Man’s Search For Meaning


  • Best selling book by Dr. Viktor Frankl, an Austrian Jew and Psychiatrist.
  • Personal account of his incarceration and survival within a series of Nazi concentration camps.
  • Book provides some great lessons for life and how to develop an attitude to tackle life challenges.
  • Really good book for those going through a challenging time in their life and seeking perspective.


Dr. Viktor Frankl’s great book charting his incarceration and survival within a Nazi Jewish prisoner camp. A book that helps to demonstrate his use of Psychology, purpose focused mindset and asking himself what events are asking of himself on a daily basis. During his time in imprisonment he developed the mantra of being able to exercise control in his response to some of the most repugnant situations known to man. This led to him being able to maintain his purpose and freedom. Despite his liberty being taken away he was able to grow his freedom internally within his mind. To have greater intellectual vision and freedom than his Nazi capturers. 
  1. Viktor was the founder of Logotherapy (literally “healing through meaning”) a meaning-centered school of Psychotherapy.
  2. Considered the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. Following the theories developed by Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler.

This article uses material from the Wikibooks article “Mans Search For Meaning“, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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