The Absurd โ€“ Camus, Kierkegaard & Dostoevsky | Existentialism

Albert Camusโ€™ views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as Absurdism, he defines the Absurd โ€œas the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to find any meaning in a purposeless, meaningless, and irrational universe, with the โ€˜unreasonable silenceโ€™ of the universe inContinue reading “The Absurd โ€“ Camus, Kierkegaard & Dostoevsky | Existentialism”

Book Review: The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus

One of Albert Camus’ most famous and important works is the philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus. It starts off with a powerful and thought-provoking statement: “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.”Continue reading “Book Review: The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus”

The Absurd, Revolt and Rebellion – Camus

โ€œMan stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason.โ€ – Albert Camus 1. The Absurd For Camus, the Absurd is the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to find any meaning in a purposeless,Continue reading “The Absurd, Revolt and Rebellion – Camus”

An Introduction to Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913, a French colony at the time. He studied philosophy at the University of Algiers, then became a journalist. He was born in a poor working-class family, his mother was an illiterate cleaning lady, and there were no books in his house, he lost his father when heContinue reading “An Introduction to Albert Camus”