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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays One Of The Most Influential Works Of This Century, This Is A Crucial Exposition Of Existentialist Thought Influenced By Works Such As Don Juan And The Novels Of Kafka, These Essays Begin With A Meditation On Suicide The Question Of Living Or Not Living In An Absurd Universe Devoid Of Order Or Meaning With Lyric Eloquence, Camus Posits A Way Out Of Despair, Reaffirming The Value Of Personal Existence, And The Possibility Of Life Lived With Dignity And Authenticity.


10 thoughts on “The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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    Camus, as a writer, receives mixed response from the readers It is understandable when some readers avoid reading him, because he seems a difficult writer whose works are taken to be disturbing Some readers appreciate his writings though they do not agree with him While for some, Camus ideas are irrelevant when compared with those proposed by existential philosophers Although Camus is often categorized as an existential philosopher but he himself never approved of that In one of his interv Camus, as a writer, receives mixed response from the readers It is understandable when some readers avoid reading him, because he seems a difficult writer whose works are taken to be disturbing Some readers appreciate his writings though they do not agree with him While for some, Camus ideas are irrelevant when compared with those proposed by existential philosophers Although Camus is often categorized as an existential philosopher but he himself never approved of that In one of his interviews he saidNo, I am not an existentialist Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked We have even thought of publishing a short statement in which the undersigned declare that they have nothing in common with each other and refuse to be held responsible for the debts they might respectively incur It s a joke actually S...


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    One of the things I ve been thinking a lot about lately is the question of whether it is better to have no hope at all, or to be constantly confronted with dashed hope There are certainly parts of my life that I have structured so as to ensure that I have no hope at all that is, that I live my life in such a way that it is impossible for certain things to ever happen, and those are things that otherwis...


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    Most of my friends will probably think I m being sarcastic when I call this as good a self help book as any I can imagine, but this essay honestly inspired in me an awe of human nature and its absurd indomitability I think Camus gets a bad rap for being a cold, detached pessimist who only points out the meaninglessness of life again and again in his books OK, he may indeed declare life meaningless, but this book is passionately affirmative of life in the face of that void Beginning ...


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    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 All the rest whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories comes afterwards. Only Albert Camus, I believe, could have made that statement.I ve tried many times over the years to accept philosophical reasoning by rea...


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    One of the greatest opening lines of all time 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 All the rest whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories comes afterwards These are games one must first answer Albert CamusTo be, or not to be that is the question Whether tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe s One of the greatest opening lines of all time 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 All the rest whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories comes afterwards These are games one must first answer Albert CamusTo be, or not to be that is the question Whether tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them To die to sleep Noand by a sleep to say we endThe heart ache and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to, tis a consummationDevoutly to be wish d To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there s the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause there s the respectThat makes calamity of so long life For w...


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    Okay, so the basic premise in this book is that there are two schools of thought involved with becoming conscious as a man There is one in which you become conscious of God, accepting faith as the channel between this world and the next Existence is a matter of order, one that is concrete and follows the compelling obligations towards the God whom you commit your faith The other option is the absurd, for which this book is written The problem asks is it possible not to commit suicide in a me Okay, so the basic premise in this book is that there are two schools of thought involved with becoming conscious as a man There is one in which you become conscious of God, accepting faith as the channel between this world and the next Existence is a matter of order, one that is concrete and follows the compelling obligations towards the God whom you commit your faith The other option is the absurd, for which this book is written The problem asks is it possible not to commit suicide in a meaningless world and without faith in God The absurd man simply states, I and my plight are ephemeral, but I still choose life Why The comparison to Sisyphus is made through this absurd man A man who is doomed by the gods to perpetually push a rock up a mountain which becomes steeper as it moves up Eventually slope takes the better of the effort and...


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    In Sisyphus Camus explores the great Greek myth to address Hamlet s ultimate question as to whether one should be or not be Camus scoffs at Kierkegaard who also addresses the plight of the Absurd Man, by which both thinkers understand the human condition today when faced with life in which it appears incomprehensible through pure reason Camus darkly adds that life is ultimately futile because mankind is powerless and after all life is simply an endless series of hardships, which symbolically In Sisyphus Camus ex...


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    Since it is the thing nowadays to put lots of sparkly gifs and pics in a review, who am I to differThey bear away from their light, while their strict lord Death bids them to dance and the rain washes, and cleanses the salt of their tears from their cheeks Absurd enough view spoil...