Category Archives: Camus

How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test One: The Suicide Test)

The meaning of life has been a huge question in philosophy.  The answers range from gaining knowledge, gaining pleasure, coming to know God and follow his commandments, getting off the cycle of samsara, and self-creation by finding your own meaning.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part IV and V: Art and the Meridian

Since Part IV was really short, I decided to do Parts IV and V together on this blog. Part IV: Rebellion and Art “Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously” (p. 253).  What does this mean?  The artist … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part III: Historical Rebellion

Part III: Historical Rebellion At this point, Camus wants to give a more detailed analysis of rebels in history.  At the same time, he also wants to show what the difference is between rebellions and revolutions.  I would suggest that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part II: Metaphysical Rebellion

Part II: Metaphysical Rebellion What is metaphysical rebellion?  Just like the slave rebels against the slave because the slave is rebelling against the constraints of the situation, the metaphysical rebel is doing the same thing.  He’s rebelling against the creation, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus, Part I: The Rebel

This really isn’t a book review per se, but since this is a challenging book, this review is more for myself.  It’s a restatement of Camus’ arguments and my own two cents.  So this will be a combination of a … Continue reading

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