PLO 510 The Unheard Cry For Meaning

Faculty: Edward Marshall, MD, PhD. (Profile) Maria Marshall, PhD. (Profile)


The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with Frankl’s thought pertaining to the relationship between psychotherapy and humanism. The student will examine the tenets of Logotherapy and their relationships with one another and with the tenets of humanism. This will include: 1) the will to meaning; 2) a meaningful life; 3) determinism and humanism; 4) pure encounter; 5) the dehumanization of sex; 6) sports as the asceticism of today; 7) temporality and mortality; and 8) paradoxical intention and dereflection. By the conclusion of this course the student will have a working knowledge of the relationship between Logotherapy and humanism.

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