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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war and revolution They have enlightened outrag

  • Title: The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Author: Albert Camus Justin O'Brien JamesWood
  • ISBN: 9780141182001
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whosThroughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are Inspired by the myth of a man condemned to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below, The Myth of Sisyphus transformed twentieth century philosophy with its impassioned argument for the value of life in a world without religious meaning.

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    The Myth of Sisyphus

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    1. Albert Camus Justin O'Brien JamesWood says:
      Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

    Comment 301 on “The Myth of Sisyphus


    1. Ahmad Sharabiani says:
      Le Mythe de Sisyphe The myth of Sisyphus and other essays, Albert CamusThe Myth of Sisyphus is a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus 1972 1342 154

    2. Erik Graff says:
      By the end of high school I was a very unhappy person and had been so since our family moved from unincorporated Kane County to Park Ridge, Illinois when I was ten At the outset the unhappiness was basically consequent upon leaving a rural setting, small school and friendly, integrated working class neighborhood for a reactionary suburb, large school and unfriendly upper middle class populace whose children were, by and large, just as thoughtlessly racist and conservative as their parents were B [...]

    3. Samra Yusuf says:
      No matter in what farthest corner of the world you live, which color is of your skin, what kind of habits you ve grown over the time for you to be known as a busy person, what are the erogenous fantasies your mind weave in the moments of quiet to make you tremble with pleasure, which, from many doctrines you chose to scale the things as right and wrong which one from countless delusions you ve opted as religion, or you weren t the one to opt it, you inherited it like other concrete property, to [...]

    4. Zanna says:
      A good friend introduced me to Nietzsche in my early teens, and Nietzsche and I have had a turbulent relationship ever since One of the first adult books I read was Kafka s The Trial and Nietzsche was there too, inviting me to step off the city on poles into the bottomless swamp.Oh baby hold my handwe re gonna walk on waterNietzsche said there are no facts, no truth After he said this, some philosophers stopped writing like Kant and wrote like poets Camus says here that there is no truth, merely [...]

    5. Saleh MoonWalker says:
      Absurd One must imagine Sisyphus happy

    6. Luís C. says:
      As soon as the character of The Stranger abandoned to his sad fate, the desire to stay a little while in the company of Albert Camus came naturally.From a chronological point of view, the choice of the essay The Myth of Sisyphus, also published in 1942 in the framework of the tetralogy The cycle of the absurd , seems self evident There is only one serious philosophical problem it is suicide In spite of this first sentence, the end of which smacks like a whip, this essay does not make the apology [...]

    7. Ian "Marvin" Graye says:
      The One True Philosophical Problem The Myth of Sisyphus purports to be about the one truly philosophical problem of suicide.Perhaps, it s a little sensationalist to define the problem in these terms, at least in the 21st century Even Camus himself immediately restated the problem as judging whether life is or is not worth living.Maybe another way is to ask whether, if life is not worth living, does it follow that we should cease to live, e.g by committing suicide It s interesting how we commit f [...]

    8. StevenGodin says:
      This was a fascinating insight into a thought provoking question, Albert Camus suggests that suicide amounts to a confession that life is not worth living He links this confession to what he calls the feeling of absurdity , that on the whole, we go through life with meaning and purpose, with a sense that we do things for good and profound reasons Occasionally, however for some at least, we might come to see our daily lives dictated primarily by the forces of habit, thus bringing into question th [...]




    9. BlackOxford says:
      Assisted LivingIt was that Jewish heretic Paul of Tarsus who gave us the idea that we are not in charge of our lives but are merely responsible for them to God who owns us It was the English philosopher John Locke, a heretic to Pauline Calvinism, who casually pointed out that in fact our lives are the only thing we do have complete charge over, the only thing every one of us owns and can dispose of And it was Albert Camus, a heretic to any and all sources of power, who took Locke entirely seriou [...]

    10. Rowland Pasaribu says:
      Albert Camus 1913 1960 is not a philosopher so much as a novelist with a strong philosophical bent He is most famous for his novels of ideas, such as The Stranger and The Plague, both of which are set in the arid landscape of his native Algeria.Camus studied philosophy at the University of Algiers, which brought him into contact with two of the major branches of twentieth century philosophy existentialism and phenomenology Existentialism arises from an awareness that there is no pre ordained mea [...]


    11. Emad Attili says:
      It happens that the stage sets collapse Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm this path is easily followed most of the time But one day the why arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement I love Camus I just LOVE him He has that weird ability to draw my full attention, and to make me lose the track of time whenever [...]

    12. Andrei Tamaş says:
      Nu exist dec t o problem filosofic ntr adev r important sinuciderea A hot r dac viat merit sau nu tr it nseamn a r spunde la problema fundamental a filosofiei A a prive te Camus, iar ra ionamentul lui este destul de simplu dat fiind c problema crucial a filosofiei este aceea de a hot r dac viat merit sau nu tr it , nu are rost e absurd s mergi cu g ndirea mai departe De ce Pentru c , dac r spunsul dat ar fi nu , toate ra ionamentele ulterioare ar fi nule Asta n planul absurdului cotidian, ns Cam [...]

    13. Yakup says:
      Bir ok sayfada kendimi buldum Sorgulayan ve fark ndanl k ile yo rulmu bir bilincin mutlaka i inde kendine bir pay bulabilece i bir ba yap t


    14. Junta says:
      Hallelujah, I ve finished I think this was the slowest pace at which I read a book since joining For now and possibly for eternity , three points 1 if I were Sisyphus, a good punishment the gods could deal out to me would be to ceaselessly make me re read this for eternity 2 as much as I struggled with this book, I don t regret picking it up as Calvino says, Every new book I read comes to be a part of that overall and unitary book that is the sum of my readings things won t be so easy for you ne [...]

    15. Czarny Pies says:
      I read this book shortly after Albert Camus death when he was at the height of his popularity As I was in high school, it may have been the first philosophical work that that I ever read By the time I arrived at university three years later, the academics were hooting at it The pedants asserted that the work demonstrated only the extent to which Camus the novelist was out of his depth as a philosopher.I do not think that many of the profs from my era foresaw that Camus works would have a bigger [...]




    16. Jonathan Terrington says:
      Mythology is a passion of mine and has been ever since I was a younger child an age when I had much greater clarity of mind than I do now and was hampered less by outward influences Therefore, to see Albert Camus write a sequence of differing essays which explore existentialism whether he was truly an existentialist is a matter of debate and conjecture but he was interested in existentialist concepts in a manner that connects back to mythology was fascinating.For those who are unaware, the myth [...]

    17. Fernando says:
      Una maravilla de libro que me permite seguir descubriendo a este genio de la literatura mundial Camus desarrolla un ensayo de alto vuelo filos fico sobre el Absurdo a partir de una galer a de personajes literarios, pensadores y escritores, entre ellos S sifo, Kafka, Nietzche, Kierkegaard, Kirilov de Los Demonios, y Don Juan entre otros uniendo literatura con filosof a, ahondando en la tem tica del suicidio y mostr ndonos su particular visi n existencialista sobre estos temas que son parte inhere [...]


    18. Maria says:
      Cu siguran asta nu este cea mai bun alegere pentru zilele n care absurditatea cotidian i macin sufletul ncet, ncet i primul g nd al dimine ii este pentru ce.



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