The Philosophy of Albert Camus

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Albert Camus published L’Etranger (The Outsider) in 1942. I read it, aged 22, in one sitting during the summer of 2000.  I reread it in it’s entirety the following day and once more before the week was out.  It’s a powerful little book that addresses head on the feeling of alienation or ‘anomie‘ that most of us have experienced at least once in our lives.

This anomie, or lack of purpose, was something that the central character (Meursault) in the book made no effort to hide.  Indeed, Meursault hid nothing of himself or his feelings from the reader.  His honesty was as refreshing and terrifying in 2000 as it was in 1942.  If you haven’t read it do yourself a favour.

The School of Life have made a 10 minute video of the Philosophy of Albert Camus. Enjoy.

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