Analysis Of Camus ' Work, And Pose Arguments For And Against Several Points Made By Camus

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Throughout time, philosophers have continuously been in search of the answer to this, “Meaning to life” that no one man has ever been able to fully explain or come to conclusion about. No consensus seems to ever be reached; and there are several reasons for this and consequences as well that Camus touches on throughout his Nobel Prize winning piece of literature. This essay aims to construct an analysis of Camus’ work, and pose arguments for and against several points made by Camus. I will also go into depth about Camus’ definition of absurdity, and the notion it brings to the table when the meaningfulness, or meaninglessness, of life is harshly examined. I agree with his definition of life’s absurdity; being that if no definite meaning can be derived from life, then it must be meaningless. This believing that life is meaningless is where the thoughts that life is absurd and unworthy of living came about. However, Camus’ definitions and explanations for the few coping options for life’s absurdity seem, well, rather absurd. Additionally his questioning of suicide as a solution to the absurd is worth dissecting further. In order to accomplish this analysis, I will begin with Camus’ explanation of absurdity, how it comes about, then go into the three responses to absurdity; and will finalize with defining Camus’ notion of revolt and raise a couple of possible criticisms that could come about. Camus’ “Paradox of the Absurd” basically asks why humans are stuck…

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