Albert Camus: Philosopher and Littérateur

  • Authors
  • Joseph McBride

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Absurd and its Origins

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      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-14
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      Pages 15-24
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      Pages 25-40
  3. Authenticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
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      Pages 43-56
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      Pages 57-64
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      Pages 65-73
  4. Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

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      Pages 75-75
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      Pages 77-92
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      Pages 167-171
  5. Conclusion

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      Pages 173-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-226

About this book


This book marks a major new reassessment of Camus's writing investigating the nature and philosophical origins of Camus's thinking on 'authenticity' and 'the absurd' as these notions are expressed in The Myth of Sisyphus and The Outsider. It shows that these books are the product not only of a literary figure, but of a genuine philosopher as well. Moreover, McBride provides a complete English-language translation of Camus's Mtaphysique chrtienne et Noplatonisme and underlines the importance of this study for the understanding of the early Camus.


authenticity English nature philosophy Plato Platon translation understanding writing

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