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Absurdas Ir Viltis Egzistencializmo Filosofijoje
Absurd and Hope in the Philosophy of Existentialism

Author(s): Pranciškus-Ksaveras Cazali
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Albert Camus; Gabriel Marcel; hope; absurd; Job; theology of evil;

Summary/Abstract: Unlike Marxism, atheistic existentialism does not bring about a shift of hope but a radical critique of hope. It proposes despair as a guarantee of intellectual honesty. In this context G. Marcel’s phenomenology of hope rehabilitates hope, just as much at the practical level - against stoicism – as at the speculative level – against the glorifying of metaphysical anguish. The question of absolute hope, which is at the heart of the philosophy of the absurd, calls for an Marcel’s internal critique of the refusal of salvation. The question also calls for the light of theology which identifies atheistic existentialists to be secularizing the theme of the book of Job.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 43-53
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Lithuanian