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The Absurdity of Sports Fandom (and then me rambling on...)

Albert Camus re-imagines the Myth of Sisyphus in his essay of the same name. Sisyphus, the absurd hero, is condemned by the gods to a terrible fate. 900 more words

Albert Camus

"The Stranger"

This classic of French existentialism is a surprisingly short read. It comes in two parts; the first part sets the stage, the second part contains most of the philosophical action. 251 more words

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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”

Albert Camus


The Stranger ~ A Capsule Book Review

The Stranger ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

French writer Albert Camus was born in Algiers in 1913 and died in an automobile accident in 1960 at the age of 47. 641 more words

The Philosophy of Albert Camus

Albert Camus published L’Etranger (The Outsider) in 1942. I read it, aged 22, in one sitting during the summer of 2000.  I reread it in it’s entirety the following day and once more before the week was out.   102 more words


Against Capital Punishment: Replying to Objections

In my last post, I presented a positive argument against capital punishment. The argument was constructed from a Christian perspective. In other words, I assumed the following: the bible is a legitimate source of ethical theory and conduct, moral values are objectively binding, and I limited the scope of my argument to the New Testament because Christian, ethical practice is based on the teachings of Jesus, which issued in a new form of thought and action. 970 more words


'How lonely it is, constantly finding yourself the only person who can see the truth in this gullible world': The Room

The Room by Jonas Karlsson

Publisher: Hogarth (Random House)

Blurb: Bjorn is a compulsive, exacting bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works–a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. 443 more words

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