Price 1 Albert Camus stressed how to conceive a noble ethics in a godless world. He knows that without God, without divine or eternal truths, the result of this godless world is the “anything goes” ethics of subjectivism. He did not want that either. For Camus to turn away from a God-like answer, he would have to turn to atheism. To do that, the road of Russell awaits. This divides him into a rock and a hard place. In his reading, he dives into three points on absurd reasoning. His first standpoint introduces meaninglessness. This interprets no divine meaning, no eternality, everything fades to nothing, dies, and decays. Camus does not directly disregard the term. He understands our world has meaning such as terror, love, limit, change, etc., that are not rooted in the divine or permanence. He refers to meaninglessness as temporal and the inability 1 to transcend into God, immortality, or truth. Camus’ second argument continues about absurd reasoning. This is specific to humans and is the term that describes his ethics. The confrontation between our desire for transcendence/reflection/the divine, and the world which, as meaningless, cannot fulfill these desires. Meaninglessness and absurd reasoning are not the same things . Absurdity arises or 2 exists when man thirsts to understand life, which is a part of our nature. The world does not permit such simple, universal questions because it is unreasonable and meaningless. He takes
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