The crisis of the concept of Man: Finding lost ideals
Online discussion on occasion of the Moscow Institute
of Psychoanalysis 25th anniversary
Discutants: Svetlana Shtukareva, Alexander Batthyany
May 18, 2022, 7 pm

Man - the open question
II. International Congress of the Polish Society for Logotherapy
and Noo-Psychosomatics
Lublin, June 25 - 26, 2022 (Online)

New Books


Catalina Arzoz Gutiérrez:

Trabajar con sentido es vivir con sentido

La autora de este libro, conocedora del tema del trabajo, se acerca con determinación a dar una visión diferente de lo que es encontrarse en medio de la vorágine del desempleo. Sabe cuestionarse e invita a hacer lo mismo a su lector presentando cuestionamientos que hoy por hoy son mayúsculos como: Si pierdo el trabajo ¿qué más pierdo? ¿Qué me sucede como individuo? Socialmente ¿cómo me impacta? Económica y familiarmente ¿cómo trasciende? Si la situación de desempleo se prolonga, la persona afectada corre el riesgo de ir aislándose cada día más, lo cual redunda en perjuicio de sus posibilidades de reinserción laboral.



Tom Edmondson:

Faith Greater than Our Challenges - What the Apostle Paul and Viktor Frankl Can Teach Us about Difficult Times

The year 2020 brought about a totally unprecedented experience for humanity: a worldwide pandemic. Life as we knew it changed almost instantly. We found ourselves quarantining at home, wearing masks in public, and using large amounts of hand sanitizer and disinfectant. As the months dragged on and the search for a COVID-19 vaccine continued, social distancing began to feel like solitary confinement, the rising death toll from the virus made the future feel very uncertain, and the US Presidential campaign made us feel more divided than ever. Was there hope to be found? In Faith Greater Than Our Challenges, Rev. Tom Edmondson offers a message of hope based on the apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians and the writings of Viktor Frankl. Though separated by nearly two thousand years, both faced certain death--Paul in prison, Frankl in concentration camps. Despite such dire circumstances, each one in his own way affirmed that life--even under the most extreme difficulties--has meaning. More than this, both Viktor Frankl's and Paul the apostle's words of encouragement have the power to inspire hope and patience to us during this time of pandemic.



Alexander Batthyany:

Viktor Frankl and the Shoah: Advancing the Debate

This book explores the intellectual and political biography of Viktor Frankl. It focuses on his life and works and political thinking from the late 1920’s to the years in Nazi-occupied Vienna, and finally the time in the concentration camps Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Dachau. It presents new archival findings on Frankl’s involvement with the Austrian Zionist Movement, his attempts to sabotage the Nazi “euthanasia” program, and his scathing critiques of the NS-Psychotherapy school around Göring and his students, published during the years before Frankl’s deportation.
The book addresses recent attempts by the author Timothy Pytell to portray Frankl as a “fellow traveler” of the Nazi regime and corrects the fundamental errors and misrepresentations in Pytell’s work. It thus offers important perspectives on the intellectual history of ideas in psychology and existential psychotherapy, and serves as key material on the development of psychotherapy before and during the Holocaust.