Gabriel Marcel

Philosopher, Author

1889 – 1973

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Who was Gabriel Marcel?

Gabriel Honoré Marcel was a French philosopher, playwright, music critic and leading Christian existentialist. The author of over a dozen books and at least thirty plays, Marcel's work focused on the modern individual's struggle in a technologically dehumanizing society. Though often regarded as the first French existentialist, he dissociated himself from figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, preferring the term 'Philosophy of Existence' to define his own thought. The Mystery of Being is a well-known two-volume work authored by Marcel.

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Born
Dec 7, 1889
Paris
Religion
  • Catholicism
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • University of Paris
Died
Oct 8, 1973
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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