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Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Leading Thinkers | 0 comments

Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

French novelist and Philosopher – known for rejecting any association to ideologies – including existentialism. Camus emphasised the absurdity of human existence being the first truth – Camus suggests: ‘always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth’ and ‘I rebel; therefore we exist.’ Camus presents us with the dualisms of life and death, where we value life so greatly while at some level acknowledging that we must ultimately die – at which point all our endeavours become meaningless. Camus explores the possibility of creating meaning in a meaningless world – and challenged us to look at the paradoxes that are inherent with life.

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