Albert Camus would have his 100th anniversary today, born on the 7th November 1913. His philosophy is very individualistic, unlike that of Jean-Paul Sarte (who fought scruffy vs. Camus). Existentialism was represented by notable personalities, by Henri Bergson, Albert Camus and the German Karl Jaspers. An embarrassing role played Martin Heidegger: adoring the Third Reich of the Nazi racism. So in my eyes Camus is even more the most admirable character in the struggle of individualism against the idiocies of communism and fascism.
title=”Strong man” – photo by Petur Bjarni, Pétur Bjarni Gíslason, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com – frizztext: this photo gives an association to the “Myth of Sisyphus” – the maybe most important essay of Camus and his parole: to have the courage and perseverance to stay strong in a world of absurdity.
title=”Les philosophes” – photo by ba.dev = Barbara De Vito, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com
- Albert Camus (sophiethielemans.wordpress.com)
- A century of Camus, France’s unlikely literary giant (modernghana.com)
- November’s Reading group: The Outsider by Albert Camus (theguardian.com)
- Philosophical Differences: The Falling-Out of Camus and Sartre (spiegel.de)
- My hero: Albert Camus by Geoff Dyer (theguardian.com)
- Albert Camus on Hope. (pensaleas.wordpress.com)
- Text and Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus (part 2 of 4) (silverwings777.wordpress.com)
- Happy Birthday, Stranger (theamericanscholar.org)