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The absurdity of philosophy

Jeff Smith-Luedke

The absurdity of philosophy

by Jeff Smith-Luedke

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Published by Lulu, Inc. in Morrisville, NC .
Written in English

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  • Philosophy

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    StatementJeff Smith-Luedke
    The Physical Object
    Pagination183 p. ;
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25566523M
    ISBN 101435717058
    ISBN 109781435717053
    OCLC/WorldCa297439595

    Albert Camus ( – ) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in His novel The Plague has recently garnered much worldwide attention do to the pandemic of As a philosopher familiar with Camus’ thought, I’d like to highlight the book’s main philosophical first a very brief plot summary. and which makes its absurdity inescapable, short of escape from life itself. Many people's lives are absurd, temporarily or permanently, for conventional reasons having to do with their particular ambitions, circumstances, and personal relations. If there is a philosophical sense of absurdity, however, it must arise from the perception of.

      Camus addresses what he considers the most crucial problem of philosophy: suicide, and whether the absurdity of life is a good reason for committing suicide. Men, by their very nature, are seekers of meanings, and in this pursuit, turn to religion and dogmatism to explain a world which in reality is characterised by sheer indifference and. T hroughout the history of philosophy, philosophers have been relatively quiet on humor — and the little that has been written has been rather descriptive and surprisingly negative. Plato and Hobbes, for instance, regarded laughter as an expression of superiority — even of scorn. Kant and Schopenhauer, meanwhile, correspond more closely to what is known as ‘Incongruity Theory’ — that.

    Existentialist philosophy isn't about bringing despair and angst into our lives, it's about discovering our inner freedom, explains Sarah Bakewell, the author of At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot recommends the best books on Existentialism. Absurdist Existentialism In City Of Cities Words | 6 Pages. He was not alone, however. Others such as Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, and Jean Paul Sartre also lived in Paris around the same time, and whether or not Beckett spent his time at Les Deux Magots with them conversing about writing and philosophy, the effect they, and the city around them, had on Beckett is indelible.


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Degree in a Book: Philosophy is a perfect introduction for students and laypeople mind maps for each Pages: It's not all he says, but that is one of the philosophical truths which Foley explores in this gem of a book. If you're interested in philosophy, the human condition, psychology and absurdity, this book's for you.

It's one of the most enlightening books I've read in years. Self-help for 4/5(95). The title may be misleading upon those first encountering this book; the term "absurdity" is a reference to Albert Camus' Absurdist philosophy.

Once you get past that, though, you have a darkly humorous romp through a very unique mind. There’s absurdist philosophy too, of course, which is mostly associated with writers like Kierkegaard and Camus.

It seems to be about finding lack of meaning whereas absurdist writing seems to be very much to do with a proliferation or confusion of meaning. What would be the point of living if you thought that life was absurd, that it could never have meaning. This is precisely the question that Camus asks in his famous work, The Myth of Sisyphus.

He says, “There is only one really serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” He was haunted by this question of whether suicide could be the only rational response to the absurdity of life.

This guide includes the best philosophy books from throughout history. Including quick summaries for beginners of modern philosophy books, eastern philosophy, western philosophy and more.

Read the Top 21 Philosophy Books of All Time. The book ends with a discussion of the myth of Sisyphus, who, according to the Greek myth, was punished for all eternity to roll a rock up a mountain only to have it roll back down to the bottom when he reaches the top.

Camus claims that Sisyphus is the ideal absurd hero and that his punishment is representative of the human condition: Sisyphus. Absurdism is a philosophy that revolves on the notion of the Absurd and how one should confront against it. The Absurd refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent meaning in.

The Absurdity of Life without God and Immortality. If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this. It means that life itself is absurd.

The Age of Absurdity is his first non-fiction prose book. Buy Michael Foley books at the Guardian bookshop "I seem to have emerged from the. A summary of An Absurd Reasoning: Absurdity and Suicide in Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Myth of Sisyphus and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Published on Albert Camus famously said in the Myth of Sisyphus that "There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide", yet the inherent meaninglessness of.

This book is an attempt to read the totality of Camus s oeuvre as a voyage, in which Camus approaches the fundamental questions of human existence: What is the meaning of life. Can ultimate values be grounded without metaphysical presuppositions. Can the pain of the other penetrate the thick shield of human narcissism and self-interest.

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View All Reading Lists. Learn About Us. We're on a mission to get more people engaged with philosophy. See why we think. Other articles where Absurdity is discussed: Arabic literature: Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm: plays (and productions) was an Absurdist drama, Yā ṭāliʿ al-shajarah (; The Tree Climber), where the usage of the standard literary language in dialogue helped contribute to the “unreal” nature of the play’s dramatic logic.

Al-Ḥakīm also wrote a few plays in the colloquial dialect of Egypt. “There’s something especially absurd about philosophers.” That’s Helena de Bres, associate professor of philosophy at Wellesley College and comic author, writing about absurdity and philosophy at Aeon.

Professor de Bres refers to Thomas Nagel‘s well-known account of absurdity in “The Absurd” (ungated version here), according to which feelings of absurdity arise from a clash, or.

His philosophy, which was an extension of the philosophy of existentialism, explored the seemingly random meaninglessness of life. Absurdists believe that it is futile to examine the meaning of life, since live has no meaning. Life to an absurdist is random and looking for meaning is a waste of time, since there is no inherent meaning in life.

An important component of existentialist philosophy is the portrayal of existence as being fundamentally irrational in nature. Whereas most philosophers have attempted to create philosophical systems that produce a rational account of reality, existentialist philosophers have focused upon the subjective, irrational character of human existence.

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In his book The Myth of Sisyphus, the philosopher Albert Camus wrote the following about the routine of many people in the modern day: “Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm.”.“The stranger Them Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd.” Shmoop University Inc.] It is very challenging to understand that someone could have such disregard for themselves and others, but that is what the life of an Absurdist is like; not a care in the world with no determination to .This Camus concluded in challenging essays like “The Myth of Sisyphus” and novels like L’Etranger, a book most of us know as The Stranger but which Alain de Botton, in his School of Life video above on Camus’ philosophy, translates as The g this book, de Botton observes, “has long been an adolescent rite of passage” since many of its themes “are first tackled at.