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The Myth of Sisyphus

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2013-10-31
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780141914176

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In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

The Myth of Sisyphus

Author : Elliott M. Simon
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Page : 622 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Perfection
ISBN : 0838641164

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"The myth of Sisyphus symbolizes the archetypal process of becoming without the consolation of absolute achievement. It is both a poignant reflection of the human condition and a prominent framing text for classical, medieval, and renaissance theories of human perfectibility. In this unique reading of the myth through classical philosophies, pagan and Christian religious doctrines, and medieval and renaissance literature, we see Sisyphus, "the most cunning of human beings," attempting to transcend his imperfections empowered by his imagination to renew his faith in the infinite potentialities of human excellence."--BOOK JACKET

Summer in Algiers

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 54 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Algeria
ISBN : 0141022140

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In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. three essays evoke different aspects of the place - the title essay The Minotaur and The Return to Tipasa.

For the Time Being

Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2010-05-19
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780307477668

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National Bestseller "Beautifully written and delightfully earthy as it is the truest sense, an eye-opener." --Daily News From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners. Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding. "Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human perspective of the world, past, present and future, and the individual's relatively inconsequential but ever so unique place in it."--Rocky Mountain News

Albert Camus and Education

Author : Aidan Hobson
Publisher : Springer
Page : 20 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2017-03-22
Category : Education
ISBN : 9789463009201

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This book continues the story about education and the absurd. Its specific focus is on the work of Albert Camus. It tries to summarise the ways in which his writing has already inspired and influenced educational thinking and practice, and it offers a new set of educational interpretations of six of his major works. These set out the exciting challenge about how we might think about the purposes and practices of education in the future, how to talk about these, plan and deliver. Using the work of Albert Camus in this way is an attempt to bring him and his ideas closer to educational discussions. This is a deliberate attempt to show the synergy between some of his major concepts and those that are already cornerstones of educational discourses. Read from an educational perspective the work of Albert Camus also provides guidance and invigorates the imagination as to how education can respond to those increasingly complex, existential crises it finds itself connected to. For educational people interested in these questions this book will hopefully motivate a re-reading of Camus and a brave, new lens on practice.

The Rebel

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2012-09-19
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780307827838

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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times. Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

The Republic

Author : Plato
Publisher : Independently Published
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2020-10-31
Category : Philosophy, Ancient
ISBN : 9798556098718

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The Republic itself is nothing at the beginning of Plato's most famous, influential and incredible book. Its architect will be Socrates, the fictional person that Plato creates for himself. In the first episode, Socrates meets some acquaintances during the Bendis festival. With his reputation for good conversation already well established, Socrates is approached by some well-known dilettant philosophers and engaged in a dialogue. The discussion moves quickly towards justice thanks to Socrates. The other philosophers, including Thrasymachus, Polermarcus, Glaucon, and Adeimanto, enthusiastically indulge in such a valuable subject. However, it is unlikely at this point that any of these philosophers save Socrates, of course, anticipates the ambition and enormity of their endeavor.


Author : Charles B. Guignon,Derk Pereboom
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2001-01-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0872205959

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Existentialism by Charles B. Guignon,Derk Pereboom Pdf

Together with the editor's thoughtful introductions, the central existential writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre included in this volume make it the most substantial anthology of existentialism available. Without shortening any of the selections offered in the first edition, the second edition adds valuable context by presenting two additional selections by philosophers who had a profound impact on the development of existentialism: Hegel and Husserl.

Camus and Sartre

Author : Ronald Aronson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2004-01-03
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0226027961

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Until now it has been impossible to read the full story of the relationship between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Their dramatic rupture at the height of the Cold War, like that conflict itself, demanded those caught in its wake to take sides rather than to appreciate its tragic complexity. Now, using newly available sources, Ronald Aronson offers the first book-length account of the twentieth century's most famous friendship and its end. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre first met in 1943, during the German occupation of France. The two became fast friends. Intellectual as well as political allies, they grew famous overnight after Paris was liberated. As playwrights, novelists, philosophers, journalists, and editors, the two seemed to be everywhere and in command of every medium in post-war France. East-West tensions would put a strain on their friendship, however, as they evolved in opposing directions and began to disagree over philosophy, the responsibilities of intellectuals, and what sorts of political changes were necessary or possible. As Camus, then Sartre adopted the mantle of public spokesperson for his side, a historic showdown seemed inevitable. Sartre embraced violence as a path to change and Camus sharply opposed it, leading to a bitter and very public falling out in 1952. They never spoke again, although they continued to disagree, in code, until Camus's death in 1960. In a remarkably nuanced and balanced account, Aronson chronicles this riveting story while demonstrating how Camus and Sartre developed first in connection with and then against each other, each keeping the other in his sights long after their break. Combining biography and intellectual history, philosophical and political passion, Camus and Sartre will fascinate anyone interested in these great writers or the world-historical issues that tore them apart.

The Book of Roads

Author : Phil Cousineau
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2015-08-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781632280251

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Cousineau’s wanderlust has driven him to visit nearly 100 countries as a backpacker, documentary filmmaker, travel writer, photographer, and art and literary tour leader. For him, travel gives us what his mentor Joseph Campbell called “the key to the realm of the muses.” As author of the best-selling travel book The Art of Pilgrimage, Cousineau continues to crisscross the world as a travel writer, filmmaker, and host of Global Spirit. The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech is the culmination of a lifetime of travel experiences, from the steel factories of Detroit to headhunting villages in the Philippines, the war-torn villages in the Balkans to the river roads of Canada once traversed by his voyageur ancestors. His rhapsodic travel stories place him in the league of fellow travelers who are also masterful writers, such as Pico Iyer, Jack Kerouac, Jan Morris, and Beryl Markham.

Great Ideas Myth of Sisyphus

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2005-11-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780141023991

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Great Ideas Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Pdf

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 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.

The Poems of Nakahara Chūya

Author : Chūya Nakahara
Publisher : Gracewing Publishing
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0852442556

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Acclaimed English translation of poems by one of the most gifted and colourful of Japan's early modern poets: Nakahara Chuya. Now ranked among the finest Japanese verse of the 20th century, influenced by both Symbolism and Dada, he created lyrics renowned for their songlike eloquence, their personal imagery and their poignant charm.

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus

Author : Ray Moore,Ray Moore M a
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 86 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2016-02-02
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1523775920

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The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus by Ray Moore,Ray Moore M a Pdf

Need help understanding the writing of Albert Camus? Ray's Study Guides will meet your needs. This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and deepen your understanding.

Basic Writings of Existentialism

Author : Gordon Marino
Publisher : Modern Library
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2007-12-18
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780307430670

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Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino Pdf

Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo.

The Stranger

Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2012-08-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307827661

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With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.