March 2013
Annals of the Constantin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu-Letter;2013, Issue 2, p54
Academic Journal
The intention of this text is to show the image the French philosopher Gabriel Marcel, has in the modern philosophy, given that his search was conducted effectively as magnetized by the Christian data. What is fundamental in this marcelian search is the binding of the existence by otherness and the priority of communication with each other and the Divine Presence. Gabriel Marcel is the French philosopher who translated, in the best way possible, the dramatic feeling of human existence. The existence, as the author of the work "Journal metaphysic" considers, can't be seen as a demonstrandum, as a finish point, as an end. The marcelian intercession reminds the man that he/she is nothing else but a guest with limited right of residence on earth. The transcendence allows the man to see the incapability, the limit, the strength and culpability which characterizes the very being, it is the spiritual answer given to the limit of human power. According to Marcel, the existence shouldn't be treated like a problem which finds its solution working on a desk but something which involves me because, I, the one who put the question, am alive, exist, feel the very life running through my veins. For the French philosopher, the existence is not a problem but a mystery, an enigma. The act of faith is indivisible; the faith of other people pays no interest to me.


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