Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd (Value Inquiry Book Series 125)

Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd (Value Inquiry Book Series 125)

By: Avi Sagi (author)Paperback

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This book is an attempt to read the totality of Camus's oeuvre as a voyage, in which Camus approaches the fundamental questions of human existence: What is the meaning of life? Can ultimate values be grounded without metaphysical presuppositions? Can the pain of the other penetrate the thick shield of human narcissism and self-interest? Solipsism and solidarity are among the destinations Camus reaches in the course of this journey. This book is a new reading of one of the towering humanists of the twentieth century, and sheds new light on his spiritual world.

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Professor Avi Sagi teaches general and Jewish philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, Israel. He is the founder and director of a graduate program of Hermeneutics at the university. He is also a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Sagi has published many books and articles in several areas: continental philosophy, philosophy of religion and ethics, current Jewish philosophy, philosophy and sociology of Jewish law. Among his books: Religion and Morality (with Daniel Statman); Judaism: Between Religion and Morality; Conversion and Jewish Identity (with Zvi Zohar); "Elu va-Elu": A Study on the Meaning of Halakhic Discourse; Multiculturalism in a Democratic and Jewish State (with Menachem Mautner and Ronen Shamir); Kierkegaard, Religion, and Existence: The Voyage of the Self.


Foreword Introduction ONE From Safety to Alienation: The Sources of Absurd Philosophy TWO Camus as a Personal Thinker THREE A Philosophy of Sea and Sun FOUR The Absurd: Method or Conclusion FIVE The Absurd: Datum and Concept SIX The Absurd: Between Rationalism and Rationality SEVEN Contending with the Absurd: Between Rejection and Endorsement EIGHT From Alienation to Absurd: The Outsider and The Myth of Sisyphus NINE The Absurd and the Problem of Values: Caligula and Letters to a German Friend TEN The Transition from The Myth of Sisyphus to The Rebel ELEVEN Rebellion, Solidarity, and Self-Consciousness TWELVE The Fall: Consciousness, Freedom, and Responsibility THIRTEEN Religiosity and Religious Criticism in Camus's Thought FOURTEEN Between an Ethics of Compassion and an Ethics of Justice FIFTEEN Summary: "My Life Is What I Have Made It" Works Cited About the Author Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9789042012301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 193
  • ID: 9789042012301
  • weight: 321
  • ISBN10: 9042012307

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