Camus Paradox Of The Absurd Analysis

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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 …show more content…
The question is also posed that: if life is in fact meaningless, does this mean it is not worth living? Some may argue that the humans natural instinct to live is greater than any reason(s) for suicide; though suicide still occurs, and is the second leading cause of death in white males living in America. The notion or thought of suicide can also be brought about bu humans believing their lives are dictated by force of habit. People may stop seeing themselves as free agents, and see themselves more as drones, or machine like. This may seem irrational to many, because most rational people believe that their lives do have meaning. This thought of purpose in the world is more instinctual than anything; and those who believe that life is absurd, absurdists, are strangers to this instinctive ‘reasoning’ and are exiled from the comforts of meaning. Many will put off facing this meaningless of life, which Camus identifies as the, “Act of eluding.” Also, his so called, “Absurd logic” states that human values are irrelevant due to this absurdity of life. There are three different responses to life’s absurdity that Camus gives: Actual suicide, Hope (philosophical suicide), or

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