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Camus on Absurdity

Author: Steven Luper (Trinity University) In the preface to his book, Camus says that Myth of Sisyphus was meant to resolve the problem of suicide, which he equated with the question of whether suicide is the right response to the absurdity of life. His main thesis is that life is absurd but suicide is not the right response. In what follows I will briefly sketch his view of the absurd and how we ought to respond to it. Unfortunately, as will emerge, I cannot endorse his position.  ...

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