The dramatic change in the focus and overall project of French philosophy since World War I has become increasingly apparent, with one of the resultant developments being, as Geroulanos has identified, the emergence of “an atheism that is not humanist.” This article discusses parallels between the philosophical methodology of Gabriel Marcel and this new form of atheism. In so doing, it explores connections between Marcel and French philosophy’s more recent “turn to religion,” and uses these to demonstrate how Marcel’s notion of disponibilité or “availability” operates with respect to Marcel’s conception of philosophy itself
Keywords Gabriel Marcel  Religion  Atheism  Phenomenology  Humanism
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