by David Sherman




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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405159319
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/26/2008
Series: Blackwell Great Minds Series
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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).

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Table of Contents


List of Abbreviations.

Introduction: Situating Camus.

1. Camus’s Life.

2. The Absurd.

3. Life.

4. Scorn.

5. Solidarity.

6. Rebellion.

7. Realpolitik.

8. Exile and Rebirth.

9. Epilogue.


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"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

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