The existential analysis of hope in the philosophy of gabriel marcel
Keywords:hope, enigma, being, having, mystery, love, allegiance, philosophy, gabriel marcel
Gabriel Marcel claims that being cannot be directly conceptualised since it genuinely belongs to the category of enigma rather than difficulty. In Marcel's philosophy, one of the most important concepts is hope. Hope is defined by Marcel using the distinction between "having" and "being." Not one that we have, but one that we are in. Similar to this, when we hope, we do not have hope. According to Marcel, hope implies asserting that, beyond all statistics and computations, there is a secret principle pertaining to me at the very centre of reality.
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