The Myth Of Sisyphus By Albert Camus

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An existentialist philosopher Albert Camus, wrote an essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”. This essay was published in 1942. In this essay Camus described human existence and called it to be “without any purpose: absurd”. Other writers of that era related to his work and subscribed to his work. These writers than wrote their own thoughts on the subject and their writing were named as Theatre of Absurd. There was no such thing as an Absurdist crusade taking specific playwrights fitting in that kind. The Theatre of the Absurd encompassed many miscellaneous writers such as Jean Genet, Arthur Adamov, Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett and more.
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He won the Nobel Prize in 1957 for Literature. Albert Camus was born on the 7th of November, 1913, in Mondovi, French Algeria. Camus became popular for his political journalism, essays and novels during the 1940s. Camus did great in school and he was admitted to the University of Algiers, where he studied philosophy. He had obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy by 1936. Camus during his student years became political, joining first the Communist party and then the Algerian People's Party. He was a champion of individual rights; he also opposed the French colonization and argued for the empowerment of Algerians in politics. He was also known as an outspoken critic of communist theory, eventually leading to a rift with Sartre. One of the dominant philosophical contributions of Camus's work is absurdism. While he is often associated with existentialism, he rejected the label, expressing surprise that he would be viewed as a philosophical ally of Sartre. Elements of existentialism and absurdism are present in the most celebrated writings of Camus. Many writers have addressed the meanings of Absurd, each with his or her own interpretation of what the Absurd is and what is its importance. For example, Sartre recognizes the absurdity of individual experience, while Kierkegaard explains that the …show more content…
We will never discover in life itself the meaning that we need to discover. It is possible that we will find that importance through a conviction-based move, by setting our expectations in a God beyond this world, or we will infer that life is meaningless. Camus opens the article by inquiring as to whether this last conclusion that life is meaningless fundamentally drives one to commit suicide. On the off chance that life has no meaning, does that mean life is not worth living? In that case, we would have no choice however to make a conviction-based action or to commit suicide, says Camus. Camus is interested in seeking after a third plausibility: that we can accept and live in a world without meaning or

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