8 what restores majesty to life (a) the nobility of revolting against the absurd is acting in the face of meaningless (b) cf, camus' myth of sisyphus: i impose meaning on what i do no one else can impose meaning for me. The stranger, camus’s first novel, is both a brilliantly crafted story and an illustration of camus’s absurdist world view published in 1942, the novel tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral young man named meursault.
A life worth living: albert camus and the quest for meaning comes from harvard university press and is a remarkable read in its entirety complement it with camus on happiness, unhappiness, and our self-imposed prisons, then revisit the story of his unlikely and extraordinary friendship with nobel-winning biologist jacques monod.
The stranger by camus meaning of life in the stranger, albert camus created a character named meursault to show us how important it is to start thinking and examine the events that happen in our lives doing so give's purpose to our meaningless lives because ultimately, death is the final stage of life, which is not to be feared.
Camus was busy when he was 28 years old in addition to penning the stranger, in 1942 he also wrote and published the 112-page essay the myth of sisyphus, an examination of subjects as lofty as. Death and absurdism in camus's the stranger alan gullette university of tennessee-knoxville spring 1979 (march 5, 1979) english 3237: fiction of the absurd prof richard penner in his novel the stranger 1, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd.
Absurdists, following camus's formulation, hesitantly allow the possibility for some meaning or value in life, but are neither as certain as existentialists are about the value of one's own constructed meaning nor as nihilists are about the total inability to create meaning. In his novel the stranger 1, albert camus gives expression to his philosophy of the absurd the novel is a first-person account of the life of m meursault from the time of his mother's death up to a time evidently just before his execution for the murder of an arab. Though the stranger is a work of fiction, it contains a strong resonance of camus’s philosophical notion of absurdity in his essays, camus asserts that individual lives and human existence in general have no rational meaning or order. (a) if we answer this question by what people do, rather than what they say, then the most important question is the meaning of life (b) (saying it is a question of suicide, as camus does, is putting the question in terms on one alternative.
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The theory that because of the lack of objective meaning in life, there could be no subjective meaning, nor even morality and good camus offers a good riposte to nihilism within ‘the stranger’ and nietzsche himself even warned of the dangers of truly believing in nihilism.