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The ‘Absurd’

July 3, 2007

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The absurd is not, says Sartre, “a mere idea; it is revealed to us in a doleful illumination – getting up, tram, four hours of work, meal, sleep; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, in the same routine.” This pattern is horrifyingly similar to the pattern of Sisyphus.The essay ‘Le Mythe de Sisyphe’ (‘The Myth […]