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Unformatted text preview: s of rolling the stone = the lack of any transcendent meaning of life (this lack of any transcendent meaning of life is what Camus calls a sense of “the absurd”) So, Premise 2 of the Nihilist’s Worry is in effect true, in Camus’s view. (For all practical purposes, that is; we must act as if it is true. Camus actually says something more careful: he simply doesn’t know whether it’s true, and even it were true, it might not make a difference (76- 77).) But does this mean that we must accept the conclusion of the Nihilist’s Worry? Not in Camus’s opinion. He suggests, in effect, that we can reject the third premise, P3, of the Worry, thereby allowing us to avoid commitment to nihilism. The crucial implication...
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