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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Episode 11: Logotherapy Potpourri


In this edition of LogoTalk.Net, we answer a question from a listener concerning the relationship between the will to meaning and drives and conditioning. As part of this discussion, we talk about the defiant power of the human spirit and the ability of the human spirit to take a stand against drives, conditioning, or elements of the mass neurotic triad which includes addiction, aggression and depression.

In further discussing the relationship between logotherapy and other therapies, I provide this interview from 2007, at a time when I was only beginning to read Frankl:



Then, we take a Franklian Psychology look at a scene from the SciFi Channel's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. In only one scene, we see an existential crisis, a debate between a closed vs. open psychological system, a statement of creative, experiential and attitudinal values, the solving of an existential crisis through the defiant power of the human spirit, and an expression of self-transcendence. Not back for 10 minutes of television!


Click here to download Episode 11: Logotherapy Potpourri.

Thank you for listening. Please email any questions or comments to logotalk@pld.com and may you have a meaningful day.