What is the meaning of life?
This phenomenon has been occupied by many great philosophers and thinkers. To judge whether it is worth living or not to live is to answer the basic question of philosophy. He points out that there are a variety of reasons for this phenomenon - some people commit suicide in the name of ideas that make sense of their lives, others - precisely because of the lack of such ideas, because there is nothing to make sense of.
Therefore, Camus, as a central issue in his work, points out the meaning of life. Camus also notes that suicide has always been seen as a social phenomenon - something he himself disagrees with.
In his view, it is rather an individual solution that is born deep within the human subconscious. It is a kind of "disclosure," in which one admits that he has failed to cope with life, that life has overcome him, that he does not find sense in the habit and the routine of everyday life, and they seem meaningless and useless.
It separates and expels from the surrounding world and it gives rise to the feeling of absurdity. The second theme concerns "defense against death". As Camus himself says: The decisions of the flesh are no less important than the decisions of the spirit, and the flesh denies the destruction.
We get the habit of living before we get the habit of thinking. The third theme is "hope". Once one has realized the futility of life, which is expressed in his monotony and routine, he tries to prove that what he has realized can not be true.
He refuses to accept that he has no reason to live, begins to search for meaning in his existence, and hopes that there is a major purpose, some profound meaning. He does not want to put up with the futility and absurdity. This Camus called "absurd reasoning" - a non-emotional reasoning. Pascal said, that man is great in his lowness and vanity in his majesty.
Is it better not to be ignorant of ourselves if we want to be happy? It is in the answer to this question that the absurd of life is.
Camus argues that the absurd depends on both man and world. But the absurd is not in man, but in the world, but in the "world of man. She awakens him and points to him only two possible outcomes of salvation from absurdity. According to Camus, these two outcomes are:Foreword i The Philosophy of Film Noir This page intentionally left blank Foreword iii The Philosophy of Film Noir edited by Mark T.
Conard Foreword by Robert Porfirio The. Camus does not engage in any sustained argument, and only considers contrary positions in order to point out their differences from his own. The project of the work is colossal: he discusses nothing less than the meaning of life itself.
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Albert Camus (–) was a French Algerian writer perhaps best known for novels such as The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall. The Myth Of Sisyphus The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than .
Albert Camus published The Myth of Sisyphus in in French which was translated first into English by Just O'Brien in The book is a philosophical essay in four parts, "An Absurd Reasoning," "The Absurd Man," "Absurd Creation," and "The Myth of Sisyphus.".
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