Date of Award
Dr. R.A. Coppenger
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.
Coppenger, Mark, "The Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel" (1969). Honors Theses. 320.