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Did Camus See the Future?

Did Camus See the Future?

“The Plague” and Our Pandemic Odyssey: Lessons from a Prophetic Past Albert Camus’ 1947 novel, “The Plague,” eerily mirrors the chaotic scramble of the COVID-19 pandemic. With its tale of Oran, a city gripped by a deadly disease, the book resonates with themes of isolation, fear, and the search for meaning amidst crisis. So, did…
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Life Has No Meaning

If Life Has No Meaning, Why Live? | Albert Camus

Art must not compromise with lies and servitude which, wherever they rule, breed solitude. Whatever our personal weaknesses may be, the nobility of our craft will always be rooted in two commitments, difficult to maintain: the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance to oppression.


Sisyphus’ Burden: How Camus’ Absurdity Shaped Our World

In a world often defined by purpose and meaning, Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus” throws down a gauntlet of existential dread. Published in 1942, this philosophical essay explores the absurdity of life through the lens of the condemned Sisyphus, endlessly pushing a boulder up a mountain only to have it roll back down. But…
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Albert Camus vs Sartre

What sets Albert Camu’s philosophy apart from Jean-Paul Sartre?

Comparing two great Philosophers Exploring the Contrasts Between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Philosophies Examining the Distinctive Elements of Albert Camus’ Existentialism Comparing the Different Approaches to Life and Death in Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Thought Conclusion Albert Camus: A Philosophical Perspective on Existentialism Beyond Sartre. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre are two of…
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Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity — 1997 Documentary Revisits the Philosopher’s Life & Work

Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity

1997 Documentary Revisits the Philosopher’s Life & Work Opening with a childhood story from his life, the documentary above, Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity, tells us that the philosopher/journalist/novelist’s first love was “the howling and the tumult of the wind.” It’s a beautiful image for a writer who confronted the pain, joy, and confusion…
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Camus 4 principles

Albert Camus – 4 Principles for Being Present

Albert Camus and his philosophy are a great place to start – here are 4 existentialist principles for being present. Albert Camus was a French philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. He became the second-youngest recipient in history. Some of his most popular books are The Stranger, The Plague, The…
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Albert Camus Struggle

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The struggle of Albert Camus Niek Pas / antonfoek.com Amsterdam, March 7, 2022– In the lockdown of 2020, many people reached for The Plague. This classic from the oeuvre of Albert Camus (1913-1960), about a plague outbreak in Oran, is at the same time a poignant questioning of solidarity.  They also apply to the recently published…
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Albert Camus: How to Live in the Present

In this video we will be talking about how to live in the present from the philosophy of Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism”. Here are 7 ways you can make most of your present from the philosophy of Albert Camus- Have…
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The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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