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[Albert Camus] ☆ Le Mythe de Sisyphe [egyptology PDF] Ebook Epub Download à There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy All the rest whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories comes afterwards.
Only Albert Camus, I believe, could have made that statement.
I ve tried many times over the years to accept philosophical reasoning by reading various books by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Plato, etc and the only individual I could equate to was Roger Scruton with his Philosophy, an Introduction and Survey with his own specific logic and in particular his views on God It s certainly not light reading, rather dry in fact, and looking at this book now I m even beginning to wonder what I truly felt when I read this twenty years ago One Of The Most Influential Works Of This Century, This Is A Crucial Exposition Of Existentialist Thought Influenced By Works Such As Don Juan, And The Novels Of Kafka, These Essays Begin With A Meditation On Suicide The Question Of Living Or Not Living In An Absurd Universe Devoid Of Order Or Meaning With Lyric Eloquence, Camus Posits A Way Out Of Despair, Reaffirming The Value Of Personal Existence, And The Possibility Of Life Lived With Dignity And Authenticity Most of my friends will probably think I m being sarcastic when I call this as good a self help book as any I can imagine, but this essay honestly inspired in me an awe of human nature and its absurd indomitability I think Camus gets a bad rap for being a cold, detached pessimist who only points out the meaninglessness of life again and again in his books OK, he may indeed declare life meaningless, but this book is passionately affirmative of life in the face of that void Beginning as a refutation of suicide, the essay encourages an embrace of the absurdity of life and the refutation of hope for a future life or afterlife as the only ways to live with any liberty or happiness While I ultimately don t see eye to eye with all his thinking and if you re at all religious, you should probably save your self the agitation of reading this but viewing human nature an One of the greatest opening lines of all time There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy All the rest whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories comes afterwards These are games one must first answer Albert CamusTo be, or not to be that is the question Whether tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them To die to sleep No and by a sleep to say we endThe heart ache and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to, tis a consummationDevoutly to be wish d To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there s the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen Sisyphus must be humanism in its fiercest form, but is it as heroic as in Camus idolization Because there is no assured eternality and reason knows its limit, man is forced into the corner of absurdity There are three available options 1 Turn away from the absurd and leap into spiritual irrationality 2 Commit suicide and kill one s self consciousness which is the very source of the break between one and the world 3 Keep the absurd alive, live unreconciled, revolt consciously, and scorn triumphantly There is no unity between the man and the world, but there is a unity between man and his own crushing fate It is the consciousness of this unity that fills a man s heart and makes Sisyphus happy My main objection to Camus humanism is that it Okay, so the basic premise in this book is that there are two schools of thought involved with becoming conscious as a man There is one in which you become conscious of God, accepting faith as the channel between this world and the next Existence is a matter of order, one that is concrete and follows the compelling obligations towards the God whom you commit your faith The other option is the absurd, for which this book is written The problem asks is it possible not to commit suicide in a meaningless world and without faith in God The absurd man simply states, I and my plight are ephemeral, but I still choose life Why The comparison to Sisyphus is made through this absurd man A man who is doomed by the gods to perpetually push a rock up a mountain which becomes steeper as it moves up Eventually slope takes the better of the effort and as a matter of pre In Sisyphus Camus explores the great Greek myth to address Hamlet s ultimate question as to whether one should be or not be Camus scoffs at Kierkegaard who also addresses the plight of the Absurd Man, by which both thinkers understand the human condition today when faced with life in which it appears incomprehensible through pure reason Camus darkly adds that life is ultimately futile because mankind is powerless and after all life is simply an endless series of hardships, which symbolically entail rolling a boulder up a mountainside only to watch it fall to the bottom whereupon the process must be repeated endlessly Camus derides the Kierkegaardian leap of faith as committing a suicide of logic, reason and abandoning both to sacrifice the lucidity which only a person confronting the hopelessness of his human condition with reason can assume Camus praises Nietzsche and in the wr
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man s heart One must imagine Sisyphus happy One must definitely imagine Sisiphus a teacher Teaching 15 year olds every day is pretty much like pushing that boulder up the hill One knows one has to do it, as the future of humanity depends on proper education It is hard work that requires concentration, and one can never look the other way or take a break In the evening, one is exhausted, and quite happy to see that stupid boulder roll all the way to the deepest depths of Hades But tomorrow is another day, and Sisiphus sets out to roll that boulder up the hill again.
One must imagine Sisiphus happy.
Imagination, that means, is the main tool of any teacher.
I say, looking at today s boulder catching speed do One of the things I ve been thinking a lot about lately is the question of whether it is better to have no hope at all, or to be constantly confronted with dashed hope There are certainly parts of my life that I have structured so as to ensure that I have no hope at all that is, that I live my life in such a way that it is impossible for certain things to ever happen, and those are things that otherwise I would desire intensely and in large part that is because dashed hope was proving far too much for me to really live with.
Now, that is part of the reason why I thought I would read this book The myth of Sisyphus is surely one of the better examples of having to live constantly with dashed hope, and so I was ho