What is absurdism?i need a literary answer

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versatilekamini | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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A philosophy which holds that human existence is meaningless and irrational and that any attempt to understand the universe will ultimately fail is called as absurdism. "The Absurd", therefore, is commonly used in absurdist philosophical discourse to refer to the incongruity between the human search for meaning and the universe's lack of meaning.

Absurdism is very closely related to existentialism  and nihilism and has its origins in the 19th century Danish  philosopher,Soren Kierkegaard, who chose to confront the crisis humans faced with the Absurd by developing existential philosophy. Absurdism as a belief system was born of the European existentialist movement that ensued, specifically when the French Algerian philosopher and writer Albert Camus rejected certain aspects from that philosophical line of thought.

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Absurdism is a philosophycal current  that addresses the fundamental dissonance between each individual's search for sense of his own life and existing, on the one hand, and lack of meaning that seems to characterize the universe itself, on tne other hand.

Individual soul heat is striken by the universe coldness . A cry of desperate little being  in front of infinite. And this feeling of frustration in front of the inability of response concerning its existing creates a split between the material and soul with a sense of absurdity of individual conscience that can not be resolved. And then individual realizes that he has only three solutions to address these absurd:

- "An existential relief" that is giving up at all and all, perhaps including their lives to "destroy" complete the Absurd. This approach is the most repudiated and deviant.

- Another option is accepting the Absurd. Religion is the most popular approach in this regard and existentialism is part of the same theme.

- The third variant is the one approached  first, by Søren Kierkegaard, 19th century philosopher, who, with Albert Camus, then founded Absurdism.

The embrace of the third variant of Absurdism is found especially in art, theater of the absurd and ante and post-war painting.

In the art is found even a "rebellion" against the intellectual authors of logic: "If our existence is stationed in Absurd then everything we see, any feeling, any thought had a touch of the absurd in itself". If by then,origin of three lines geometric  were three straight  perpendicular axes intersecting at point zero, now axes are not straight lines but they're meandering and they're not defined by any criteria  and  all "healthy" criteria which are  guiding our intellect and logic are completely deformed. That is why "see" such a Dali clock which like melts  through a waving distorted picture.

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