Dr Stephen J. Costello is a prominent philosopher, existential analyst, author and founding Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland (www.viktorfranklireland.com). He received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Philosophy from University College Dublin. Formerly a Lecturer in philosophy, Dr Costello now trains logotherapists and works as a consultant for the corporate sector. His books include the bestseller The Irish Soul: In Dialogue, as well as 18 Reasons Why Mothers Hate Their Babies: A Philosophy of Childhood, Philosophy and the Flow of Presence, The Truth about Lying, and The Ethics of Happiness: An Existential Analysis, among numerous others. He has also written on the interface between Stoicism and logotherapy, and has edited a number of books in the area of philosophy and spirituality. Dr Costello is also a member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.