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Philosophy of Existentialism

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ISBN-10: 0806509015

ISBN-13: 9780806509013

Edition: 2002

Authors: Gabriel Marcel, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean-Paul Sartre

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Marcel presents an exposition of the character of existtialist philosophy, including an analysis of the theories of Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Gabriel Marcel has been described as a theistic or Christian existentialist. Born in Paris of Protestant parents, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1924. Prior to his conversion, he had immersed himself in idealism, as his first book, a study of Royce's metaphysics, reveals. Before Jaspers and Heidegger were known to French intellectuals, Marcel had written about themes central to existentialism, but with a religious twist. He had acknowledged concern for the vitality and pervasiveness of religious experience, and, like Martin Buber, he had pointed to the sociality of human experience, which bears witness to the presence of the Divine. For Marcel, Being involves participation. No one can…    

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…