From the Absurd to Revolt

Dynamics in Albert Camus's Thought

Edited by Piotr Mróz and Maciej Kałuża

Jagiellonian University Press

From the Absurd to Revolt

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9788323342533

248 Pages

Format: Paperback

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From the Absurd to Revolt

Dynamics in Albert Camus's Thought

Edited by Piotr Mróz and Maciej Kałuża

Jagiellonian University Press

This book presents a selection of texts devoted to two key issues in the thought of Albert Camus: absurdity and rebellion. The contributors are particularly interested in the problem of transition in the thought of the author of The Rebel from philosophical considerations over the absurd in the human condition to the attitude of rebellion. The monograph consists of three parts. The first analyzes the sources of Camus's concept of rebellion, the problems of the absurd, and, more generally, the early thought of the author of The Outsider. Part two presents considerations on Camus's rebellion from the perspective of contemporary humanities. And part three focuses on comparative studies and takes up the associations between Camus's thought with, inter alia, Dostoyevsky, Kolakowski, and Iwaszkiewicz.
In the vision of the world and man according to Albert Camus, we do not find any easy solutions, and each transgression remains burdened with suffering. It might seem that nothing can bear the absurd of the world, and yet man is able to search for meaning and freedom. The authors of the papers in this collection explore this paradoxical image of reality in various contexts and using different methods, and yet the book constitutes a whole. An interesting inspiration for further studies. Izabela Trzcinska, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow

About the Author

Piotr Mróz is the head of the department of philosophy of culture at the Jagiellonian University. His works include a translation of Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness (with Jan Kielbasa). Maciej Kaluza is a researcher of the thought of Albert Camus. In 2014-2017, he carried out a research project on the problems of rebellion in the thought of the author of The Rebel. Kaluza has also written a monograph devoted to the issue of absurd in Camus's drama works.