In The Rebel, a complex and sprawling essay in philosophy,the history of ideas and literary movements, political philosophy, andeven aesthetics, Camus extends the ideas he asserted inNuptials and developed in The Myth of Sisyphus: thehuman condition is inherently frustrating, but we betray ourselves andsolicit catastrophe by seeking religious solutions to its limitations.“The rebel obstinately confronts a world condemned to death andthe impenetrable obscurity of the human condition with his demand forlife and absolute clarity. He is seeking, without knowing it, amoral philosophy or a religion” (R, 101). Ouralternatives are to accept the fact that we are living in a Godlessuniverse—or to become a revolutionary, who, like the religiousbeliever committed to the abstract triumph of justice in the future,refuses to live in the present.
Name: Albert Camus
Born: November 7, 1913, Mondovi, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960, Sens, France
Awards: Nobel Prize for Literature (1957)
Recommended Reading:Georg Cantor, , tr.
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There are only , distinguished by their and.
Example: All first-degree murders are premeditated homicides, but no premeditated homicides are actions performed in self-defence, so it follows that no actions performed in self-defence are first-degree murders.This is one of the in which syllogisms are always .
Peters, (NYU, 1967) andAristotle, , ed.
His essay () (1943)describes the inherent of human life, a profound meaninglessness that can be mitigated only by moral integrity and social solidarity.
by Hugh Tredennick (Harvard, 1938).
Cantor developed modern set theory as the foundation for all of mathematics and used the "diagonal proof" to demonstrate that lines, planes, and spaces must all contain a non-denumerable infinity of points; that is, they cannot be counted in a one-to-one correspondence with the rational numbers.
Recommended Reading:Gilbert Ryle, (Chicago, 1984).
The reality of trans-finite quantities within the set of real numbers leads, in turn to"Cantor's paradox"that every set has more subsets than members, so that there can be no set of all sets.
Peters, (NYU, 1967);Aristotle, , tr.
Carnap's influential articles "Pseudo-Problems in Philosophy" (1928)and "The Elimination of Metaphysics trough Logical Analysis of Language" (1932) propose that many traditional philosophical disputes amount to little more than differences in poetic rhetoric.