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Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism

Dwayne A. Tunstall


This book contends that Gabriel Marcel’s reflective method is animated by two extraphilosophical commitments. Marcel’s first extraphilosophical commitment is to an ethico-religious insight where the highest ontological exigency for human persons is to participate in being. Marcel’s second extraphilosophical commitment is to battle the ever-present threat of dehumanization in late Western modernity. The importance of these two commitments to Marcel’s reflective method can be appreciated better if one views it as a teleological suspension of philosophy. Unfortunately, Marcel undermines his secon ... More

Keywords: Gabriel Marcel, Lewis R. Gordon, William R. Jones, religious existentialism, antiblack racism, humanocentric theism, reflective method, existential phenomenology, Africana philosophy, value theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251605
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dwayne A. Tunstall, author
Grand Valley State University