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Albert Camus and the political philosophy of the absurd : ambivalence, resistance, and creativity

Author: Matthew H Bowker
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
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Named Person: Albert Camus; Albert Camus; Albert Camus; Albert Camus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Bowker
ISBN: 9780739181362 073918136X
OCLC Number: 865452305
Description: vii, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction Albert Camus' Absurd Absurdity in Moral and Political Philosophy Absurd Confusion An Absurd and Ambivalent World The Organization of this Work Chapter 2: Absurdity in Context Nietzsche's Tragic Ethos Kierkegaard's Absurd Faith Sartre's Existential Approach Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Absurd Thomas Nagel's Attitudinal Approach Chapter 3: The Meaning of Absurdity: Albert Camus and his Critics The Meaning of Camus' Absurd The Status of Camus' Absurd Absurd Facts, Data, and Values Chapter 4: Absurdity and Ambivalence Ambivalence in the Early Psychoanalytic Tradition: Bleuler and Freud Ambivalence and Splitting in the Work of Melanie Klein Ambivalence and the Borderline Personality Absurdity as Ambivalence Camus' Absurd Ambivalence, Part 1: Merger Clarity and Unity Loving Mother Nature Jean Grenier's Influence Camus' Absurd Ambivalence, Part II: Selfhood and Autonomy The Three Refusals Chapter 5: Absurdity and Ambivalence in The Stranger The Modern Subject and Kant's Kingdom of Ends Meursault's Taboo Critical Absurdities Chapter 6: Revolt, Resistance, or Rebellion? The Road to Revolte The Is and Ought of the Absurd Revolt and Rebellion in The Rebel Metaphysical Rebellion and the Origins of the Absurd Ideal When Good Rebellions Go Bad: Revolution Chapter 7: A Grounding for an Absurd Political Morality Absurd Borderlands Absurd Responses Splitting Into All or Nothing Ambivalence and the Limitation of Rebellion La Mesure and Moderation Plagues Within and Without Rebellion and Creativity Bad Faith, Good Revolt Chapter 8: Political Theoretical Conclusions Kaliayev and the 'Just' Assassins Camus' Algeria Conclusion References About the Author
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