Atheism, religion, and philosophical 'availability' in Gabriel Marcel

The dramatic change in the focus and overall project of French philosophy since World War I has become increasingly apparent, with one of the resultant developments being, as Geroulanos (An atheism that is not humanist emerges in French thought, ) has identified, the emergence of 'an atheism th...

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Published in:International journal for philosophy of religion
Main Author: Tattam, Helen
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:International journal for philosophy of religion
Year: 2016, Volume: 79, Issue: 1, Pages: 19-30
Further subjects:B Phenomenology
B Atheism
B World War, 1914-1918
B Religion
B Marcel, Gabriel, 1889-1973
B HUMANISTS
B Gabriel Marcel
B Humanism
B FRENCH philosophy
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Summary:The dramatic change in the focus and overall project of French philosophy since World War I has become increasingly apparent, with one of the resultant developments being, as Geroulanos (An atheism that is not humanist emerges in French thought, ) has identified, the emergence of 'an atheism that is not humanist.' This article discusses parallels between the philosophical methodology of Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973) and this new form of atheism. In so doing, it explores connections between Marcel and French philosophy's more recent '(re)turn to religion,' and uses these to demonstrate how Marcel's notion of disponibilité or 'availability' operates with respect to Marcel's conception of philosophy itself.
ISSN:1572-8684
Contains:Enthalten in: International journal for philosophy of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s11153-015-9547-9