Category Archives: Optimism

Summary of Viktor Frankl on “Tragic Optimism”

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(This article was reprinted in the online magazine of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 8, 2017.)

Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., PhD. (1905 – 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, a form of Existential Analysis, and the best-selling author of Man’s Search for Meaning, Continue reading Summary of Viktor Frankl on “Tragic Optimism”

Michael & Caldwell’s, “The Consolations of Optimism”

Berlin Wall Monument. The graffiti reflects hope and optimism.

Michaelis Michael is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, and Peter Caldwell is a lecturer at the University of Technology in Sydney. In their insightful piece, “The Consolations of Optimism” (2004), they argue for adopting an attitude of optimism regarding the meaning of life. Continue reading Michael & Caldwell’s, “The Consolations of Optimism”