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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I know that it isnt technically a philosophical work and Camus always had a desire to avoid the minutae and nitpicking that runs rampant among philosophers, but it is applicable to life, and close to philosophy.

When I turned the last page of this book I felt a great sense of freedom at life and a newfound vigor and joy in it as well. Here is a short breakdown of the philosophy. The only true question in philosophy is suicide Since if one should kill oneself the rest is meaningless 2.

If there is no way to know anything absolutely as Camus will prove if man can not reconcile his desire to find a meaning in life with his complete inability to find one is life still worth living? The answer is yes. Absurd man has 3 things that enrich life. My revolt My freedom, my passion. My revolt is that I am aware of my own desire for meaning and inability to find it absurdity and rather than solve this by taking on belief systems or commiting suicide, i stay with it and live in full awareness of it, not running from the concomitant pain.

My freedom, since all beliefs are ultimately untenable, everything is permitted, I am free to do whatever I want but at the same time no action can have an ultimate meaning My passion, I live life full of passion even though life is meaningless. The writings of Camus are always insightful and interesting. This collection of essays is no exception.

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One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Horrible copy of an awesome collection of essays. Camus is good for fiction. Or probably during the war when he was writing underground articles for the resistance. He takes liberties with the works of other artists to make his own inferences which could easily be argued against.

His position on absurdism is mutable; one can easily argue that suicide - if considered absurd - then easily falls into place with the philosophical concept. The Myth of Sisyphus is a collection of essays written over the course of about twenty years that revolve around the subjects of freedom from ideology and meaning and living life to the fullest degree.

The title essay, which makes up the majority of the collection, investigates these concepts in an abstract, philosophical manner, while the rest of the essays are illustrations of the principles contained in the first. The first question in philosophy is whether or not one ought to kill himself.

It is more important than any other question since it deals with an issue that is obviously more important than any other: It is implicitly assumed that if there is no meaning to life, then one might as well commit suicide. Others try to escape the meaninglessness of life through religious hope. In any case, it seems that everyone who comes to the conclusion that the world is absurd—that is, that the world cannot be understood with human reason—does everything they can to try to escape that conclusion, as can be seen in the philosophies of Kierkegaard and Chestov and in the literary works of Dostoevsky and Kafka.

However, acknowledging the absurdity of the world does not entail suicide, nor is it necessary to try to escape it. This means one must live a life which constantly revolts against the natural impulses to understand the world or to find meaning in it or a future world. Rather, life, absurd as it is, must be lived as it is in the present. The writings of Camus are always insightful and interesting.

This collection of essays is no exception. Many books by Camus are required reading in Philosophy college courses. If people are not aware that this is a possibility, then Amazon should allow customers to point this possibility out to others. People have a right to make informed decisions before they purchase an item on the Amazon Marketplace. One person found this helpful. Horrible copy of an awesome collection of essays.

Camus is good for fiction. Or probably during the war when he was writing underground articles for the resistance. He takes liberties with the works of other artists to make his own inferences which could easily be argued against. His position on absurdism is mutable; one can easily argue that suicide - if considered absurd - then easily falls into place with the philosophical concept. I did like the other essays included as they sort of helped me to prove my point in this.

Can we be free in the alienation and tedium that defines modern life? Is modern existence so soul crushing that, like Kierkegaard and Walker Percy, everyone walking around is "dead dead dead"? Is there hope for the individual tasked with the absurd. Camus is wrong of course. Sisyphus is the paradigm of the utterly alienated individual, devoid of community, of life, of meaning. Life having decayed into loathsome total war, elitism, and genocide - became absurd. Can absurd life retain meaning; can the individual retain freedom?

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The Myth Of Sisyphus And Other Essays Albert Camus Translated from the French by Justin O’Brien But it is useful to note at the same time that the absurd, hitherto taken as a conclusion, is considered in this essay as a starting-point. In this sense it may be said that there is something. The Myth Of Sisyphus And Other Essays Albert Camus Translated from the French by Justin O’Brien