“The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Camus made a name for himself when he wrote The Stranger. This novel by Albert Camus was initially published in the year 1942. It is imperative to note that this book was written and published during the World War II. Describing the background and environment, Camus responded to the tensions by coming to the conclusion […]

Meursalt as a Nihilist in Albert Camus’s the Stranger

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French novelist , essayist , dramatist, regarded as one of the finest philosophical writers of modern France. He earned a world –wide reputation as a novelist and essayist and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. Through his writings and I some measure against his will, he became the […]

Famous Thinkers

This week we were tasked with identifying two famous thinkers from our Electronic Reserve Readings. The two famous thinkers that I selected for this paper were Albert Camus and Ken Wilber. These two individual were born about 36 years apart and both fall under the title of famous thinkers for different reasons. We will explore […]

Descartes vs Camus

Camas and Descartes both have something to say about life, its happenings and the reason why things are the way they are.  Camas believes in the absurd while Descartes believes in rationalism.  These two ways of thinking are very different indeed and completely clash against one another.  Those of the logical mind will generally agree […]

The Absurdity of Human Existence by Albert Camus

Albert Camus is an existential philosopher who holds the view that human beings consistently desire to understand the meaning of life and their existence as well. He suggested that human beings cannot really live their lives comfortably or define their existence as something definite or conclusive. They must face the reality that the world offers […]

A Discussion of Absurdity in Albert Camus’s The Stranger

The novel tells the story of Meursault, a murderer awaiting his execution brought about by an apparently meaningless crime. It is a story that touches on the concept of absurdity and humanity’s search for purpose and meaning.

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