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Gabriel Marcel

Gabriel Marcel (1889–1973) was a french philosopher and christian existentialist. He dubbed himself as a "concrete philosopher", stressing becoming more involved in one's existence rather than forming abstract ideas. Marcel viewed philosophy as an inner reflection rather than the formation of a doctrine.

Marcel's father was atheist, as was Marcel himself until he joined the Catholic church in 1929.


Name: Gabriel Honoré Marcel
Born: December 7, 1889, Paris
Died: October 8, 1973, Paris