Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

By: John Foley (author)Hardback

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing philosophy, literature, politics and history, John Foley examines the full breadth of Camus' ideas to provide a comprehensive and rigorous study of his political and philosophical thought and a significant contribution to a range of debates current in Camus research. Foley argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can best be understood through a thorough understanding of the concepts of 'the absurd' and 'revolt' as well as the relation between them. This book includes a detailed discussion of Camus' writings for the newspaper "Combat", a systematic analysis of Camus' discussion of the moral legitimacy of political violence and terrorism, a reassessment of the prevailing postcolonial critique of Camus' humanism, and a sustained analysis of Camus' most important and frequently neglected work, "L'Homme revolte" (The Rebel).

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About Author

John Foley is a postdoctoral fellow at NUI, Galway.


Acknowledgements Notes on the text and abbreviations Introduction 1. The Absurd 2. Camus and Combat 3. The Rebel 4. Camus and Political Violence 5. Camus and Sartre 6. Camus and Algeria Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781844651405
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781844651405
  • weight: 528
  • ISBN10: 1844651401

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