Stratton-Lake, Philip; Giles, James
January 1999
French Existentialism;1999, Vol. 87, p140
The article offers the author's insights on the contributions of one of the most neglected French existentialists Gabriel Marcel to the philosophical analysis of the concept of hope. The author says that Marcel's claims cannot be understood in accordance with the standard account, wherein hope was analyzed in terms of a desire for something and that desired was obtainable. The author argued that hope may rightly be considered as a virtue through an alternative existential account.


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