Volume 80, Issue 3, Summer 2006
Marcel at Harvard
This article originally appeared in The Commonweal (October 5, 1962): 31–3. Michael Novak, a graduate student at the time, met Marcel while he was at Harvard University to deliver the William James lectures in the fall of 1961. Those lectures were subsequently printed in the volume, The Existential Background of
Human Dignity (1963). The article is reprinted here with the kind permission of Michael Novak and the Commonweal magazine.