The aim of this study is to work toward a richer and more precise notion of the self, which in an interdisciplinary manner integrates mystical philosophy with psychotherapeutic categories. Drawing on existential and metaphysical discourse, including Martin Buber’s dialogical ontology, Soren Kierkegaard’s inherently relational self, Abraham Maslow’s Theory Z, and Victor Frankl’s concept of self-actualization through meaning, the work presents an analysis of transcendence, and demonstrates its value and relevance to developed personhood and therapeutic practices of the self.

Presented by Sara Ekenstierna