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Idea of „the Unconscious God” — After the Holocaust Consider of Victor Frankl

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psychoanalyst   modern society   Auschwitz   moral philosophy   the Church of Catholic   human condition


The article presents an idea of „the unconscious God” of V. Frankl 1905–1997, a psychoana­lyst and afounder of so called „third Vienesse school”. Frankl, a prisoner of Auschwitz no. 119104 and Dachau, analyzes a modern World as a doctor psychiatrist and a philosopher. The author shows how experience of concentration camps 1942–1945 influences his moral philosophy. In his, avictim of the Holocaust, opinion, modern society is endlessly in crisis, which appears to begin in modern Europe. Frankl, in a book „The Unconscious God”, gives an option to modern human and also discusses on the one hand a pessimistic vision of „death of God” in Auschwitz M. Buber, H. Jonas, and on the other optimistic vision of neopsychoanalysis E. Fromm.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249




PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng

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pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3777, Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2016, 38, nr 3, s. 31-51

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