Reflecting the profound influence he continues to exert on popular consciousness, Camus examines the complete body of works of French author and philosopher Albert Camus, providing a comprehensive analysis of Camus’ most important works—most notably The Myth of Sisyphus, The Stranger, The Fall, The Plague, and The Rebel—within the framework of his basic ethical orientation.
- Makes Camus’ concerns clear in terms that will resonate with contemporary readers
- Reveals the unity and integrity of Camus’ writings and political activities
- Discusses Camus’ ongoing relevance by showing how he prefigures many postmodern positions in philosophy, literature, and politics
About the Author
David Sherman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montana at Missoula. He is the author of Sartre and Adorno: The Dialectics of Subjectivity (2007) and co-editor of The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy (2003).
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction: Situating Camus.
1. Camus’s Life.
2. The Absurd.
8. Exile and Rebirth.
What People are Saying About This
"Despite Camus's own reluctance to be regarded as 'a philosopher' and 'an existentialist', David Sherman's authoritative study establishes the importance of Camus's contribution – in his fiction as well as his essays – to existential philosophy. Sherman's Camus is an engaging man of 'decency and courage', and a great writer who eloquently articulated the modern human predicament." –Professor David Cooper, Durham University