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La Educación
Número: (114) I
Año: 1993

1. For Frankl, the conscience is an organ of meaning. “It could be defined as the capacity to perceive totalities filled with meaning in concrete lifetime situations.” V. Frankl, La voluntad de sentido (Barcelona: Herder, 1991), 30-31.
2. Noetic: (from the Greek noein, to perceive, think) understood here in the sense of “spiritual.”
3. For Frankl, the term existential can be used in three senses: to refer to existence itself, that is, the specifically human mode of being; in the sense of existence; and the desire to find a concrete meaning for personal existence, or, which comes to same thing, the desire for meaning.
4. The “quality of life” is understood in a dynamic way as a socioeconomic, cultural, and sociopsychological process producing “values” that refer to the quality (well-being) of our social lives, of the social distribution of these same values, and of the population’s social perception of values.