- Albert Camus (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Albert Camus (Ethics (Ready Reference series))
- Albert Camus (World Philosophers and Their Works)
- Albert Camus (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Albert Camus (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Albert Camus (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Albert Camus
- First Published: 1951
- Type of Work: Philosophy
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy
- Subjects: Justice, Freedom, History, Politics, Revolutions, Oppression, Life, philosophy of, Blasphemy
Rebellion, according to Camus, is the attempt to overcome the contradiction between the human mind, which relentlessly strives for clarity, and the world, which is essentially meaningless. Camus’ contribution to moral philosophy is his argument that the act of rebellion against suffering in the world brings out the qualities of justice, love, and joy in human consciousness.
Although rebellion can lessen human suffering, as often as not it causes the very evil it seeks to abolish. Rebellion fosters evil when it is fueled by idealism and doctrine. The idealistic belief that evil...
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