Reynolds (2006), for instance, concludes his introduction to existentialism with a consideration of how post-structuralists such as derrida, deleuze, and foucault extend certain reflections found in sartre, camus, and heidegger, while reynolds (2004) does the same, in more detail for derrida and merleau-ponty. It will also present his concept of rebellion as an alternative to the problem of suffering which, for camus, characterizes an absurd existence it will also present briefly camus’s biographical note in order for us to have a fuller and more meaningful grasp of his existential philosophy. Camus first introduced his philosophy of the absurd in his book 'the myth of sisyphus' where he discusses man's unsuccessful search for meaning, unity, and clarity in our world in the novel he expresses his theory that humanity lives in a world that will always be indifferent towards them. Albert camus was born on november 7, 1913, in mondovi, a small village near the seaport city of bonê (present-day annaba) in the northeast region of french algeria he was the second child of lucien auguste camus, a military veteran and wine-shipping clerk, and of catherine helene (sintes) camus, a house-keeper and part-time factory worker. Camus breaks the idea further in his work “the myth of sisyphus” under the section “absurd freedom” he explains human’s focus on the obvious and easily obtainable certainties such as the desire for unity, reason, and clarity.
I’m not sure if there’s an easy way to explain it eloquently, but nonetheless i’ll start simplifying camus’ theory by explaining his fascination with the myth of sisyphus. Biographical notes on albert camus born in algeria (where the stranger is set) on november 7, 1913 his father, a soldier in world war i, died the following year in battle the loss of his father had a profound impact on camus and made camus painfully aware of the tragic effects of war and political strife. When i first read albert camus’s the stranger as a college student in 1957, it went right over my head i was clueless as to what this book was about camus’s philosophy of life appears to rest on three interconnected theories: a theory of the absurd, a theory of rebellion, and a theory of death the absurd.
To examine death despite this conundrum, psychologists at the university of kansas in 1989 did what academics do best: they rationalized the problem away. Albert camus's myth of sisyphus is a philosophical writing based on a greek myth of sisyphus in this essay, the writer has allegorically presented sisyphus as the symbol of humankind and his task as the symbol of absurd human existence before writing about the concept of absurdity, camus has described about how sisyphus was a highwayman, to rub people passing by the highway, but homer says. To enter into the literary world of albert camus, one must realize, first off, that one is dealing with an author who does not believe in god major characters in camus' fiction, therefore, can probably be expected either to disbelieve or to wrestle with the problem of belief. If you read camus, you will see his characters get pleasure in all the things that somehow stir our emotions and make us happy - like lust for power etc you become sad if you realise how meaningless they are or how they are immoral. The guest by albert camus is a short story which represents existentialism when daru takes the arab to the point of two routes we can see how indecisive the arab is.
Camus was a humanist who believed in life at all costs, and this botton piece does not begin to penetrate the depth or focus of his work i don’t think botton gets even a fraction of camus please read camus and don’t rely on this incredibly shallow interpretation of camus. Existentialism and absurdism others consider the theory itself to be arrogant, stating that although the purpose of life may not be apparent, that does not confirm that it does not exist in the outsider, albert camus characterizes his justification of the absurd through the experiences of a protagonist who simply does not conform to. It was during this time camus wrote the stranger and introduced his revised theory of kierkegaard’s absurd, which dealt with the meaninglessness in life due to the inevitability of death this point of view was of course considered dangerous by the christian society which “reeked” of meaningfulness. In terms of his research – from his doctorate describing calabi-yau shapes, the putative repositories of the six hidden dimensions string theory demands to his present quest to uncover evidence. Summary the central concern of the myth of sisyphus is what camus calls the absurd camus claims that there is a fundamental conflict between what we want from the universe (whether it be meaning, order, or reasons) and what we find in the universe (formless chaos.
Absurdity and the meaning of life by matthew p kundert an ethical theory that is based on god or an immortal principle can be called deontological what this does to camus’ ethics is clearly devastating with two out of three principles disabled, his ethics seem to take an unrecoverable hit. The ideas behind the development of the absurd hero are present in the first three essays of the book in these essays camus faces the problem of suicide in his typically shocking, unnerving manner he opens with the bold assertion that. Camus conveys his existentialistic philosophy with the death of mersault’s’ mother he is more concerned about the time of death, and not the fact that he just lost a loved one the lack of compassion at his mother’s funeral is not what society expects of him.
His thought into three major areas: a sub-theory of the human being, a sub-theory of institutions, and a sub-theory of political change this method, i demonstrate, is ideal for extracting and. In his novel the stranger 1, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd the novel is a first-person account of the life of m meursault from the time of his mother's death up to a time evidently just before his execution for the murder of an arab. Albert camus was born on 7 november 1913 in mondovi (present-day dréan), in french algeria his mother was minorcan descent and could only hear out of her left ear  his father, lucien, a poor agricultural worker of alsatian descent, was wounded in the battle of the marne in 1914 during world war i , while serving as a member of a zouave. Throughout his life, camus was deeply concerned with the problem of human suffering camus addresses the collective response to catastrophe when a large city in algeria is isolated due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague he visited the city of oran to write this book the narrator in this story was.