Mans Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankls struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Through every waking moment of his ordeal, Frankls training as a psychiatrist lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that mans primary motivational force is his search for meaning. Frankls assertion that the will to meaning is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering.
This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: The Case for a Tragic Optimism.