Gabriel (-Honoré) Marcel

[Revised entry by Brian Treanor and Brendan Sweetman on March 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Gabriel Marcel (1889 - 1973) was a philosopher, drama critic, playwright and musician.
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[Revised entry by Brian Treanor and Brendan Sweetman on March 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Gabriel Marcel (1889 - 1973) was a philosopher, drama critic, playwright and musician. He converted to Catholicism in 1929 and his philosophy was later described as "Christian Existentialism" (most famously in Jean-Paul Sartre's "Existentialism is a Humanism") a term he initially endorsed but later repudiated. In addition to his numerous philosophical publications, he was the author of some thirty dramatic works. Marcel gave the Gifford Lectures in Aberdeen in...

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