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Albert Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus

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Albert Camus’ “Myth of Sisyphus” An Absurd Reasoning Absurdity and Suicide Suicide is the one true philosophical problem because in such an act one deems that life is not worth living or doesn’t understand life. Truth is not necessarily worth dying over. In suicide, one realizes the ridiculous nature of habit. Absurd Walls In realizing the absurdity of habit, we either recover or die. Anxiety is at the source of everything. Tomorrow (as we are so focused upon) is one day closer to death. Discusses the absurdity of the universe (its strangeness and denseness) and of our reflection. Absurd Freedom Live without meaning. Experience is only lived by accepting it fully. Living is keeping the absurd alive which is kept alive through contemplation. Revolt-
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Unformatted text preview: confrontation between man and his absurdity. “It is the constant presence of man in his own eyes. It is not aspiration, for it is devoid of hope. That revolt is the certainty of a crushing fate, without the resignation that ought to accompany it.” Suicide is acceptance at its extreme. The revolt gives life value. “To a man devoid of blinders, there is no further sight than that of the intelligence at grips with a reality that transcends it.” The revolt is in the day-to-day, and our only truth remains as defiance. Freedom is known by knowing the existence of a master. Notes the God-evil paradox. Can’t imagine the type of freedom a god would give....
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