Phil 4.3.08 - Phil 4.3.2008 Albert Camus:"The myth of...

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Phil 4.3.2008 Albert Camus:”The myth of Sisyphus” Human life is absurd One “truly serious” philosophical question Why [Aren’t many philosophical problems closely connected to the meaning of life?] It really doesn’t matter what we do with our life because we will always be estranged. [Is this a reasonable criterion? Consider E=mc^2] Can grant its importance’s Whether or not life is worth living Introduces the “feeling of absurdity” Divorce between one’s self and one’s life, between the actor and the setting His question: Does “the absurd” dictate suicide? If we feel this experience of this absurd does that compel us to be consistent with ourselves to kill ourselves? Most are uncertain [whether their lives are meaningless and whether this dictates suicide] Then why don’t we see more suicides? But the body has its own opinion, and maintains an irreparable lead over the mind. The body never wants suicide, it wants life.
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