Albert Camus: The Unheroic Hero of Our Time

1st Edition

Ramin Jahanbegloo

Routledge India
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 80 Pages
ISBN 9780367334925 - CAT# 318089


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This book interprets the ideas, thoughts and concepts that characterize the writings and philosophy of Albert Camus for our contemporary times. It investigates Camus’s 'revolted compassion' as an outsider and a philosopher-writer who in his own words believed in ‘creating dangerously’. The author examines Camus’s interventions on political, philosophical and moral questions such as the Algerian independence, capital punishment, ideological violence, and nihilism in the context of his ideals of the absurd and revolt, and justice and liberty. Further it goes on to provide an exhaustive analysis of Camus’s critique of violence and his intellectual resistance to totalitarianism.

Bringing together latest scholarship with an acute analysis of Albert Camus’s philosophy, this sourcebook throws a powerful light on the intellectual foundations of the twentieth century and its relevance for the twenty-first. The book will be of interest to scholars of literature, philosophy and African Studies.

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