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Albert Camus
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:00:40 pm »
Y'all like him?

Reading the Stranger right now

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 10:28:01 pm »
I read the guest last semester. A lot of his works are used at many universities because it can provide a lot of deep discussion. He was a real proponent of existentialism.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 01:49:10 am »
Although I completely disagree with Camus, I enjoyed The Stranger.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 08:35:26 am »
It's been wayyyyy too long since I read any of his stuff. I generally enjoy it, though.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 05:29:43 pm »
The Myth of Sisyphus is by far his best work.

I tend to disagree with those that call him a Theological Existentialist.  I just don't see it.  He was a self proclaimed atheist, and the Camus paradox is too widely used to support theological existentialism.  Kierkegaard stands alone and is strong enough he doesn't need Camus to prove t.e.
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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 12:11:52 am »
It seems that, yes simple existentialism will do.

And I must've posted while drunk, because I was going to have people recommend other Camus books and say...

I liked the Stranger, but it didn't live up to the rave reviews. At some points it seemed almost like an episode of Seinfeld, in good and bad ways.

But it was good.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 08:22:43 am »
I don't like Camus, but that's because I regard existentialism mostly as a post-World War II French pity party.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 09:58:27 am »
I don't like Camus, but that's because I regard existentialism mostly as a post-World War II French pity party.
Yes, because Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Dostoyevsky were French post-World War II.

The only major ones that were French Post World War II were Sartre and Camus, that I can think of.

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Re: Albert Camus
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 11:21:12 am »
I don't like Camus, but that's because I regard existentialism mostly as a post-World War II French pity party.
Yes, because Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Dostoyevsky were French post-World War II.

The only major ones that were French Post World War II were Sartre and Camus, that I can think of.
But Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Dostoyevsky weren't called existentialists until sometime post-WWII in France. And as for Kierkegaard and Dostoyevsky, I think those two would have greatly objected to being labeled as such and having their very theistic (even Christian) philosophies usurped by 20th century atheists.

 

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