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  Gabriel Marcel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Paris, France, Marcel was a devout Catholic, with an atheistic father.
Gabriel Marcel coined the word existentialism after the First World War, while he was still an atheist.
Marcel taught that the goal of life is true communion with God, which meant opposing both modern materialism and a technologically driven society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gabriel_Marcel   (177 words)

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Gabriel marcel's The Mystery of Being is based on the Gifford Lectures which he delievered at the University of Aberdeen in 1949 and 1950.
Marcel also argues that philosophic thought is reflective in that it may not onle be concerned with the nature of human existence but may also be concerned with evaluating its own mode of being concerned with the nature of human existence.
Marcel argues that the mysterious is not the same as the unknowable, and that the unknowable is only the limiting case of the problematic.
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 The Cautionary Ontological Approach To Technology of Gabriel Marcel -- -- by Bernard A. Gendreau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gabriel Marcel understands his intellectual task as a philosopher to be in a different perspective with a different emphasis.
The concern Gabriel Marcel had with regard to technique or technology is how the condition created by the spirit of technology could become detrimental to the flowering of humanity and work adversely against the aspiration of the person toward its fulfillment in being.
Gabriel Marcel stressed that technology cannot promote peace since the faith about and the understanding of the higher human values are "foreign to the spirit of the man of mere technique," (14) and that technology is conducive to war by fomenting means of degradation and refining instrument of destruction.
technicity.net /articles/cautionary_ontological_approach.htm   (5403 words)

 20th WCP: The Cautionary Ontological Approach To Technology of Gabriel Marcel
Gabriel Marcel brought out, both in his philosophical works and in his dramatic stage plays, how a concrete and existential approach to life situations produces a respect for the human person contributing to peace while the spirit of abstraction and generalization is a factor in causing war,
Gabriel Marcel, in developing these arguments, pursued his task of being "un veilleur," a watchman on the alert to promote the human person toward its full realization and to detect whatever proves deleterious to achieving this goal.
Gabriel Marcel's various arguments about the negative situation created by technology concentrated on the loss incurred of what, in his philosophy, is most essential in the human being considered on various levels with the hope of reinstituting an awareness and a commitment with regard to the true values proper to the human being.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Tech/TechGend.htm   (5636 words)

 Gabriel (-Honore) Marcel
Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973) was a philosopher, drama critic, playwright and musician.
Marcel gave the Gifford Lectures in Aberdeen in 1949-1950, which appeared in print as the two-volume The Mystery of Being, and the William James Lectures at Harvard in 1961-1962, which were collected and published as The Existential Background of Human Dignity.
Marcel's hallmark illustration of being and having is one that actually straddles the distinction between them: “my body.” My body, insofar as it is my body, is both something that I have and something that I am, and cannot be adequately accounted for using either of these descriptions alone.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/marcel   (8229 words)

 Gabriel (-Honore) Marcel
Marcel discusses being in a variety of contexts; however, one of the more illustrative points of entry into this issue is the distinction between being and having.
Marcel insists that mysteries can be found in the question of Being (e.g., my ontological exigence), the union of the body and soul, the “problem” of evil and — perhaps the archetypal examples of mystery — freedom and love.
Likewise, Marcel's understanding of otherness — illustrated by his image of “constellations,” conglomerations of meaningfully connected but non-totalizable beings — is an explicit challenge to philosophers of absolute otherness including Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and John D. Caputo, and a valuable resource for philosophers with a chiastic understanding of otherness, including Ricoeur and Richard Kearney.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/archives/sum2005/entries/marcel   (8243 words)

 The Gabriel Marcel Society
Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973) Paris, France was a Dramatist-Philosopher of international renown.
Marcel authored as many philosophic works, and was a lecturer sought after by audiences around the world.
In 1986 a Gabriel Marcel Society was formed in the United States.
www.lemoyne.edu /gms   (188 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Marcel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Duchamp, Marcel DUCHAMP, MARCEL [Duchamp, Marcel], 1887-1968, French painter, brother of Raymond Duchamp-Villon and half-brother of Jacques Villon.
Marcel, Gabriel MARCEL, GABRIEL [Marcel, Gabriel] 1889-1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic, b.
Marcel Duchamp's art and the geography of modern Paris.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Marcel   (689 words)

 Reflection on Gabriel Marcel's 'On the Ontological Mystery' by John Barich
Marcel sees reality as existing on two levels which he calls the world of the problematical and the world of the ontological mystery.
Marcel further notes that the ontological need, the need for imbue one's life in transcendental meaning, is stifled and suppressed, ignored and denied.
Marcel himself, interestingly, never trusted academicians, and perhaps an intellectual and creative adept like Marcel needs to be appreciated, read, and contemplated outside of the castle walls of academia.
www.rjgeib.com /barich/papers/marcel.html   (2143 words)

 Gabriel Marcel Collection
Gabriel Marcel, generally regarded as the first French existential philosopher, was born in Paris in 1889 and died there in 1973.
From 1914 Marcel kept a series of philosophical notebooks that reveal the evolution of his thought away from traditional academic philosophy and toward one influenced by the writings of Soren Kierkegaard.
Music had been an integral part of the Marcel household in his childhood, and in his adult life Gabriel Marcel was fond of piano improvisations.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/marcel.html   (1302 words)

 Marcel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word's origin is with French hairdresser François Marcel Grateau (1852-1936) who developed the hairstyle in the 1920s by using a heated curling iron to create deep, regular waves.
The Belgian socio-artistic collective Marcel set up by some young artists whose work is presented on Marcelnet.
Because it resembled the "marcelled" look then popular in hair fashion, the term was used to describe their chips.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marcel   (189 words)

 Gabriel Marcel -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Marcel critiques the existentialism of Sartre, pointing out the many paradoxes and pitfalls, and then offers his own theories on ontology, metaphysics, ethics, and even psychology.
It is unfortunate that Marcel was frequently dismissed as dogmatic, and it is equally as unfortunate that he seldom understood the small plot of common ground he shared with Sartre.
Marcel's idea of problem and mystery, in addition to his insights on dualism are essential concepts for anyone seeking to understand 20th century thought.
www.erraticimpact.com /~20thcentury/html/marcel.htm   (555 words)

 Marcel, Gabriel - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
MARCEL, GABRIEL [Marcel, Gabriel] 1889-1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic, b.
To counter the impersonality of the mechanistic modern world and to recall man to an awareness of the mystery of being, Marcel spoke of the development of the individual in person-to-person dialogue.
Gabriel Marcel's Catholic dramaturgy.(Catholicism in French theater)(Critical Essay)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m/marcel-g1.asp   (407 words)

 Existentialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It became popular in the mid-20th century through the works of the French writer-philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir whose versions of existentialism are set out in a popular form in Sartre's 1946 Existentialism is a Humanism and Beauvoir's The Ethics of Ambiguity.
Gabriel Marcel pursued theological versions of existentialism, most notably Christian existentialism.
Theological existentialism as advocated by philosophers and theologians like Paul Tillich, Gabriel Marcel, and Martin Buber posits God's existence, as well as accepting many tenets of atheistic existentialism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Existentialism   (3794 words)

 Marcel Gabriel - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Marcel, Gabriel (1889-1973), French Roman Catholic existentialist philosopher, dramatist, and critic, who insisted that individuals can only be...
Although existentialist thought encompasses the uncompromising atheism of Nietzsche and Sartre and the agnosticism of Heidegger, its origin in the...
Gabriel, angel of high eminence in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim tradition.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Marcel_Gabriel.html   (111 words)

 The Philosophy of the Existentialists - Page 2
Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), a dramatist and philosopher, a convert from Hegelianism to Roman Catholicism, is the most representative of the French Existentialists.
The philosophical thought of Marcel had originally been expressed in the form of scattered statements, of deep flashes of insight into the problems of human life, which he had noted in his Metaphysical Journal as early as 1925, even before the publication of the works of Heidegger.
In virtue of the distinction between "problem" and "mystery," the union of the soul with the body is not open to investigation; for Marcel such a union is a mystery.
radicalacademy.com /philexistentialists2.htm   (1627 words)

 Essay #7 “Biographical Sketch of Gabriel Marcel” by Evan Getz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gabriel Marcel is difficult to categorize as a philosopher.
            Marcel was born in Paris on December 7, 1889, the son of a state official.
Dieu et mammon, the author wrote Marcel a letter which ended with the question, “But, then why aren’t you one of us?”  Marcel did not so much consider this appeal as coming from Mauriac as from God.
www3.baylor.edu /~Evan_Getz/Gabe.html   (891 words)

 Notes to Gabriel (-Honoré) Marcel
While the following summary orients the various threads of Marcel's thoughts around the theme of “creative fidelity,” it would also be legitimate to read his work organized around the themes of, for example, being and having, primary and secondary reflection or disponibilité.
Marcel concedes that it may be the case that ontological exigence is never fully satisfied, and cannot be fully satisfied.
In contrasting Marcel's idea of being with other traditional conceptions, it is worth noting that while (1) he does speak of being in terms of on “Absolute Thou” (i.e., God), at times he also (2) is at pains to avoid a substantialist conception of being.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/marcel/notes.html   (437 words)

 Existential Primer: Gabriel Marcel
Marcel was born 7 December 1889 in Paris.
Marcel reccived his doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne in 1910.
Marcel would write more than 20 plays during his life.
www.tameri.com /csw/exist/marcel.shtml   (515 words)

 Marcel, Gabriel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Secondary reflection contemplates "mysteries" and yields a kind of truth (philosophical, moral, and religious) that cannot be scientifically verified but is confirmed insofar as it illuminates one's life.
Marcel, unlike other existentialists, emphasized participation in a community rather than human isolation.
He expressed these ideas not only in his books but also in his plays, which present complicated situations in which people find themselves trapped and which lead either to isolation and despair or to a fulfilling relation to other persons and to God.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/M/marcelgabriel/1.html   (115 words)

 Geometry.Net - Philosophers: Marcel Gabriel
Marcel, Gabriel 18891973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic, b.
Marcel, Gabriel (gäbreel märsel) 1889—1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic, b.
Extractions: Gabriel Marcel December 7 October 8) was a philosopher and the leading existentialist Christian Born in Paris, France, Marcel was a devoted Catholic, with an atheistic father.
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"Gabriel Marcel: Existence, Being and Immortality," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Society Vol LIII.
"Gabriel Marcel on the Death of Man" in Contributions of Gabriel Marcel to Philosophy, William Cooney, edit., (Lewiston: Edwin Mellon, l989)
The Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel, The Modern Schoolman (March) 1987.
www22.homepage.villanova.edu /thomas.busch   (699 words)

 AllRefer.com - Gabriel Marcel (Philosophy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Gabriel Marcel[gAbrEel´ mArsel´] Pronunciation Key 1889–1973, French philosopher, dramatist, and critic, b.
He held that the philosopher must be engagE, or personally involved, because existence and the human person are more significant than any abstraction.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Gabriel Marcel
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 Amazon.com Books: Marcel,_Gabriel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Marcel Sheet Music -- Buy the sheet music for Marcel at Sheet Music Plus.
Ascent to being;: Gabriel Marcel's philosophy of communion by Vincent P Miceli (Unknown Binding - 1965)
Contributions of Gabriel Marcel to Philosophy: A Collection of Essays (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy, Vol 18) by William Cooney (Hardcover - Dec 1989)
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Le Moyne College has been in several respects a "home" for Gabriel Marcel since he visited here, lectured and received an honorary doctorate degree in March 1965.
Following Marcel's death in 1973 Le Moyne's Gabriel Marcel Institute for Existential Drama produced seven Marcel plays on stage, as videos, and as reader's theater performances.
And performances of Marcel's piano compositions have been offered in Toronto, CA and New Orleans, LA. These performances were part of the Gabriel Marcel Society's programs at meetings in the aforementioned cities.
www.lemoyne.edu /gms/homesite.htm   (188 words)

 Cornerstone Festival Forums - Of HIV/AIDS and Gabriel Marcel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But as a Christian and an existentialist, which I think he saw as necessarily part of the same piece of cloth, he called his school of thought "the Concrete." That is, as opposed to the abstract.
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Because without the Concreteness of Love, there is only the falling brick, the path, and the pull of time forward upon my feet which insures I will intersect that brick's path.
www.cornerstonefestival.com /forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=243&enterthread=y   (647 words)

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