PLO 513 The Will to Meaning
Faculty: Edward Marshall, MD, PhD. (Profile) Maria Marshall, PhD. (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the foundations and applications of Logotherapy. The student will learn how Frankl’s Logotherapy rests on a three-part foundation: 1) the freedom of the will; 2) the will to meaning; and 3) the meaning of life. Freedom of the will discusses issues of determinism and pan-determinism. The will to meaning is examined in relationship to the will to pleasure and the will to power. Finally, the meaning of life is examined in relationship to relativism and subjectivism. Upon conclusion of this course, the student will have a working understanding of the foundations and applications of Logotherapy.