Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning


Victor Frankl

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The delusion of reprieve is a term that Frankl applies to prisoners who have just arrived at concentration camps. These prisoners firmly believe that they themselves will not be murdered and mistreated, even though they are familiar with the camps’ reputations.
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Delusion of reprieve Term Timeline in Man’s Search for Meaning

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Experiences in a Concentration Camp
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Frankl attributes this relief to a phenomenon known as “ delusion of reprieve .” A man sentenced to die, for example, becomes convinced that he might be set... (full context)