Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue
Hernandez, Jill Graper
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This book also uses for the first time in any published work research from the Gabriel Marcel Collection held at the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center. (Please see the bibliographic note for how I cite these unpublished resources.) These unique materi-als inform my book: his political writing, including that for the Moral Rearmament movement, in which he argued that a restora-tion of human value is the key to solving political crises his dramatic works, which demonstrate that the basic, deepest needs of human-ity are common to all people and his social commentary, which warned against the inability of technology to replace true relational community. If Marcel’s existentialism is primarily normative, the outlook changes for his philosophy and for the role existentialism can play in the world today, both in relevance and its pragmatic implications.
- Sociology