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The Myth of Sisyphus

Reading Albert Camus’s book. So far, I can’t say I’m impressed.

He’s got a big vocabulary. So do I. I’ve experienced often enough the fact that people assume that this implies intelligence far beyond what actually exists. Now I have evidence: this book, which I’m reading because of a recommendation saying it was quite profound, so far is nothing much except him long-windedly laying out postulates and concluding that as there are no moral absolutes which can be derived from scratch, everything is terrible.

Again: I’m currently only partway into the book. Still, unless he comes out with something astonishing before the conclusion, I’ll be vindicated in my prediction that this book is little more than overrated crap.

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Comment by Rourke Mac OS X Safari 533.16 Subscribed to comments via email
2010-06-17 16:58:53

I’ve found the same is true for pretty much every philosophical text (that I’ve read, that is, and most philosophical texts I’ve read have been excerpts.) Or, to phrase it simplistically, “Philosophers can’t write.”

 

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