Joseph Fabry

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Joseph B. Fabry (November 6, 1909 – May 7, 1999) was an Austrian-American writer associated with the Logotherapy movement.[1]


Joseph Fabry was born in 1909, and later earned his doctorate from the University of Vienna. Being Jewish, Fabry had attempted to flee from the Nazis, but was arrested and held in a detention camp in Belgium. After the war, Fabry migrated to the United States, eventually moving to Berkeley where he became an editor for the University of California Press. Fabry met Viktor Frankl in 1965 and developed a lifelong friendship with him. Fabry became involved in the Logotherapy movement, writing and editing a number of works, as well as organizing conferences. He also helped found the Institute of Logotherapy in California.[2][3]


  • The Pursuit of Meaning: Logotherapy Applied to Life (1968)
  • Guideposts to Meaning: Discovering What Really Matters (1988)
  • The Calls of Meaning (1998)


  1. ^ Wong, P. T. (2012). From logotherapy to meaning-centered counseling and therapy. The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications, 2, 619-647.
  2. ^ "History of the Institute". Institute of Logotherapy.
  3. ^ Marseille, Jeremias. "The spiritual dimension in logotherapy: Viktor Frankl's contribution to transpersonal psychology." The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 29, no. 1 (1997): 1.