Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

by John Foley

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Overview

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing philosophy, literature, politics and history, John Foley examines the full breadth of Camus' ideas to provide a comprehensive and rigorous study of his political and philosophical thought and a significant contribution to a range of debates current in Camus research. Foley argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can best be understood through a thorough understanding of the concepts of 'the absurd' and 'revolt' as well as the relation between them. This book includes a detailed discussion of Camus' writings for the newspaper "Combat", a systematic analysis of Camus' discussion of the moral legitimacy of political violence and terrorism, a reassessment of the prevailing postcolonial critique of Camus' humanism, and a sustained analysis of Camus' most important and frequently neglected work, "L'Homme revolte" (The Rebel).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317492702
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Foley is a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the text and abbreviations Introduction 1. The Absurd 2. Camus and Combat 3. The Rebel 4. Camus and Political Violence 5. Camus and Sartre 6. Camus and Algeria Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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