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Man’s Search for Meaning: the Choice between the Suffering and the Pleasure

Author(s): Kameliya Slavcheva
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: the meaning of life; suffering; pain; pleasure; delight

Summary/Abstract: This study examines the problem of the meaning of life and the choice between suffering and pleasure, according to the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, written by the wisest king that ever lived on Earth, and according to the greatest psychiatrist, founder of the doctrine of Logotherapy, the author of one of the greatest books of our time: Man in Search of Meaning and The Doctor and the Soul – Viktor Frankl. Can we find some similarities in their statements, research, and philosophy? Where is the meaning of human existence: in pleasure or in pain? Why is it important for everyone to find meaning in his/her life? Is this the driving force of humankind forward? Can you live with dignity; what it means, and how to help people that lost the meaning? These are the questions we try to find answers for in this study. The aim is to follow the similarities between the two authors, and to find where modern psychology, logotherapy meet the faith in God.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 329-335
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian