Monthly Archives: June 2010

Conscience is a matter of free choice

In my understanding, Frankl’s differentiation between conscience and superego is that conscience is a truly human vehicle; a hallmark of meaning and free choice. Through conscience, we detect and evaluate the meaning of our behavior in any given life situation; … Continue reading

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Whose voice?

Conscience in logotherapy is a moral voice but it’s much more than that. The reason it’s a moral voice is because it’s a voice that comes from beyond me and from deep within me at the same time. It’s not … Continue reading

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I believe in you

Why am I making such a big deal about this, asking everyone to define conscience? a) Frankl used the word. It’s part of his approach to healing. I want to know what he meant by it. b) Our basic assumptions … Continue reading

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The texture of conscience

Conscience is a very intimate consultation. It is a heartfelt communication in whatever personal language one is inclined to listen. Some hearken to the subtle stirrings of the heart. Some are attuned to degrees of congruence of the intuitive mind. … Continue reading

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Conscience defined

The concept of conscience is at the heart of Logotherapy, the mechanism which enables a person to become attuned to that which is the “main concern” of a human being: meaning. It is to be distinguished from the Freudian concept … Continue reading

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Conscience in logotherapy

“Conscience is a meaning organ”. “Through the conscience of the human person, a transhuman agent… ‘is sounding through’”- What does Frankl mean by conscience? Yesterday I had a curious experience. Our dryer wasn’t working properly. I looked in the vent … Continue reading

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Viktor Frankl speaks

Here is a site containing several audio-visual recordings of Viktor Frankl giving short talks. He encapsulates an important concept in each one. Frankl’s ideas are simple yet deep. He uses terms like “conscience,” “spiritual” and “responsibility” that we are familiar … Continue reading

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