5.21. Tuesday 19:00 → Exhibiton space
Book launch of Rollo May: The Discovery of Existence – Existential Psychological Writings
Rollo May: The discovery of existence – Existential psychology writings
The book is presented:
Dr. Zoltán Kőváry, clinical psychologist, habilitated associate professor (ELTE), professional leader of the translation of the book
Domi Milanovich, psychologist-journalist, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of WMN


The book by the master of Irvin D. Yalom is finally in Hungarian!

“I am passionate about grasping existence in the lives of myself and others – the writings in this book have been inspired by that passion. This pursuit is always accompanied by a search for values and purpose. Take, for example, the experience of everyday anxiety: if one does not experience anxiety, one will not experience freedom. Anxiety shows that values, however obscured, live in the individual. Without values, there would only be barren despair.”

To face life, we must first face death, say existential psychologists. We must chew through a thousand anxieties and fears to get closer to understanding our existence. How can existential psychology be optimistic? Rollo May’s book gives us the clues, explanations and scientific background. It reveals the origins and foundations of the movement, and explains how it developed in the light of its social and artistic background. His case studies and examples give us a much clearer picture of how the theory he presents is put into practice. It gives us a strong handhold to realise that working through our common anxieties, our common tragedies, leads to a state in which we can all find our full potential as individuals and souls.


Rollo Reece May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American psychologist, author of the influential Love and Will (1969), and a leading exponent of existential psychotherapy, which is related to humanistic psychology and existentialist philosophy. The Discovery of Existence is his first book to be published in Hungarian.


Dávid Balogh, Gabriella Baracsi, Lilla Csernai, Laura Csizmadia, Patricia Dávid, Levente Juhász, Anita Nagy Lili, Ágoston Stella, Fanni Szabó, Gabriella Tóth, Gábor Vona.

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