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Albert Camus Boris Pasternak

The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.” By Mario Popova – Source: Brain Pickings Months…
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Albert Camus the Outsider

Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

Source: BBC, Matthew Selwyn A Radio 3 Sunday Feature, somewhat redundant being available for free and in better quality through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g2r5j but for your youtube pleasure here we are. Analysis: The Outsider by Albert Camus byMatthew SelwynFebruary 16, 201222 Comments The Outsider (1942) (previously translated from the French, L’Étranger, as The Stranger) is Albert Camus’s most widely…
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Sysiphus Camus

This Absurd Universe: Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent…
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Women kisses Sex Robot

Love and Sex of the Future

More love and sex of the future here. Part I by: Roanne van Voorst/nrc Amsterdam, August 11, 2021–In a brothel with sex dolls, an anthropologist wonders: “What will humans learn or unlearn about love and intimacy through these robots?” The problem wasn’t his bald head, though that contrasted rather unexpectedly with the full head of…
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Albert Camus

Absurdism: 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus

In this video we will be talking about 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism,” and his philosophy has inspired a lot of people in dealing with the absurdity of life. 7 Live Lessons So with that in mind,…
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Albert Camus Nobel Prize

Albert Camus’ speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm

Albert Camus’ Nobel Prize in Literature acceptance speech, given at Stockholm on December 10, 1957. He was awarded the prize “for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times”. The translated Speech: Sire, Madam, Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I received the distinction with…
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Martha Nussbaum

Of Beauty and Consolation Episode 7 Martha Nussbaum

Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at New York University and Harvard. Later she wrote books like The Fragility of Goodness. She talks about her youth, the relationship with her parents, Sophocles, Aristotle and philosophy as comfort. Dutch Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at the university…
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Werner Bartens Love Sex

Sex, Love and the other secret things

Long-, short- or other term relations According to Werner Bartens by Rosan Hollak/ nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021–When you have just fallen in love, you are almost bursting with zest for life. Dopamine is released in the brain. That works as a stimulant, it makes you look at the world through rose-colored glasses. That one…
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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire inspirator and early influencer

An example of and for Life ??  by Arnold Heumakers/nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021– One of the most remarkable prose poems in Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris (1869) is about a mother whose son committed suicide. He hanged himself in the house of the painter, where the boy lived. The mother asks the painter (who…
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Bertrand Russell 1957

Bertrand Russell: His Philosophy

From Mathematics to Philosophy Romney Wheeler interviews British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell at Russell’s home in Surrey, England. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (b. May 18, 1872 at Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales; † February 2, 1970 at Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, Wales) was a British philosopher, mathematician, religious critic, and logician.…
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