Existential theory was named by several philosophers and others who branched out in to another whole theory called "Absurdism". The question as to what the meaning of life is has been a very old thought process.Dictionary.com defines existentialism theory as “A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts." That being the case, it is not religion,but a philosophy of life.One of the most expressive definitions of this type of theory can be read in "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl Frankl was a concentration camp survivor who did believe that many people who survived did so because of their belief, or faith in something bigger.
Another type of belief is that life has no meaning, meaning IS life. There is nothing Biblical about this theory, it is more psychological or philosophical rather than a religious concept. Most people do not wish to have their beliefs tested by studying other systems of thought, because they hate to have them challenged. It is a truly liberating thing to take the time to study other systems, as it puts ones own life in perspective and also offers us understanding of why others belief systems are diametrically opposed to our own, or not.
by Neferkaptah6 years ago
Can science and Philosophy explain why a spiritual man when he comes out of his earthly vessel...perceives himself as a collective of himself in the outside and the infinite multiplicity of himself in the inside of...
by scnettles06297 years ago
which therapy approach contrasts with existential therapy?i am doing a paper for school and i need to contrast a theory aganst existential theory
by javid19854 years ago
Is there a difference between Theory and Philosophy? If so what is the difference?
by Mark Knowles8 years ago
Please keep out of this thread unless you are Mark Knowles or Gardner Osagie.We have both decided on a formal debate, structured as follows:Three rounds of:The Affirmative always goes first(that would be Gardner)Then...
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