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”

Nausea & The Absurdity of the World – Jean Paul Sartre

Sartreโ€™s first novel, Nausea, gave a name for existential angst. He considered it as one of his most precious novels, it portrays Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence and finds it meaningless. He lives alone, has no friends, and usually eavesdrops on other peopleโ€™s conversations and watches their actions.Continue reading “Nausea & The Absurdity of the World – Jean Paul Sartre”