Date of Award

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Philosophy

First Advisor

Dr. R.A. Coppenger

Abstract

The first contact I had with the writings of Gabriel Marcel was in his book, Being and Having. The book had the effect of cooling me toward Marcel because so often I really had to struggle to get what he was saying. Next, Homo Viator came a little more easily but was still difficult, especially the parts about hope and Rilke. Finally, I read the two-volume work, The Mystery of Being. The first volume was a lot clearer than the first two books, but in the second volume, I really started to get the feel for his writings. The result is a growing interest and enthusiasm in a man, for whom I originally had little feeling.

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