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Sunday, January 11, 2015

#73: Boredom, the Existential Vacuum, and Noögenic Neurosis: Causes and Cures with Dr. Stephen J. Costello



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Dr. Stephen J. Costello, founder and director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, is a philosopher, logotherapist/existential analyst, and author of multiple books on psychoanalysis, logotherapy, and philosophy. He has been lecturing philosophy and psychology for over twenty years in University College Dublin, Trinity College, and, more recently, in the Dublin Business School.

He was educated in St. Gerard's School, Castleknock College, and University College Dublin, where he read Philosophy and Spanish Language and Literature. His Master's degree in philosophy was in existentialism and his PhD degree was on psychoanalysis and hermeneutics. Subsequently, he trained at the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, gaining a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies with a thesis on Lacan and criminology.

Dr. Costello is a Diplomate in Logotherapy and sits on the international faculty of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the forthcoming Annual Review of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and has published widely in The International Forum for Logotherapy.

His lecture entitled Boredom, the Existential Vacuum, and Noögenic Neurosis: Causes and Cures was given at the Second Future of Logotherapy Conference in Vienna on May 16, 2014.

Hear more from Dr. Costello on:

LogoTalk Radio #53: Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything (May 2013)
LogoTalk Radio #52: The Song of Melancholy: Depression and the Search for Meaning (April 2013)
LogoTalk Radio #43 Interview and Lecture on the Meaning of Logotherapy (July 2012)

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