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  • Published: 1 July 1988
  • ISBN: 9780394743172
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $34.00

The Doctor and the Soul

From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy



In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry. He holds that man's search for meaning in existence is a primary facet of his being; if the search is unrequited, it leads to neurosis. The role of the therapist, then, is to help the patient discover a purposefulness in life.

  • Published: 1 July 1988
  • ISBN: 9780394743172
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $34.00

About the authors

Viktor E Frankl

Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps, only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot's licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.