And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy

Κυριακή, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Paradox of the Absurd

'Accepting the absurdity of everything around 
us is one step, a necessary experience: it
should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.'

Albert Camus

In philosophy, 'The Absurd' refers to the conflict between
the constant human tendency to seek inherent meaning in
life and the human inability to find any.
In this context absurd does not mean 'logically impossible', but rather 'humanly impossible'.

'Absurdism', therefore, is a philosophical school of thought stating that the efforts of humanity to find meaning will ultimately fail, because
no such meaning exists.


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