Viktor Frankl’s search for meaning

Viktor Frankl’s 1946 memoir Man’s Search for Meaning, which documented its author’s philosophical journey in the wake of the Holocaust, remains one of the most influential books of the last century. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Timothy Pytell about Frankl’s experiences before, during and after World War 2, and the development of the ‘third Viennese school’ of psychotherapy that Frankl developed, logotherapy.

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Date published: 23 January 2018

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Timothy Pytell

Audio running time: 27 minutes

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Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:

 

  • who Viktor Frankl was and what he experienced during World War 2

 

  • the significance of Frankl's 1946 book Man's Search for Meaning

 

  • the theory and purpose of logotherapy.

 

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