Albert Camus's Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in by Brent C. Sleasman

By Brent C. Sleasman

The lifestyles and paintings of Albert Camus offers perception into how one can navigate via an absurd historic second. Camus's position as a journalist, playwright, actor, essayist, thinker, and novelist allowed him to interact a posh international in a number of capacities and supply an array of interpretations of his time. Albert Camus presents perception into how you can take advantage of hearing suitable voices from prior generations. it is very important let the time to get to grips with those that sought solutions to comparable questions which are being requested. For Camus, this intended getting to know how others engaged an absurd ancient second. For these looking anwers, this implies hearing the voice of Albert Camus, as he represents the nearest ancient viewpoint on the best way to make experience of a global that has substantially replaced on the grounds that either global Wars of the 20 th century. this is often an intentional selection and purely comes via an funding of time and effort within the rules of others. just like Albert Camus's time, this is often an age of absurdity; an age outlined by means of contradiction and lack of religion within the social practices of the earlier. whilst dwelling in any such time, you'll be able to be drastically educated by means of searching out these passionate voices who've chanced on a manner regardless of comparable conditions. Many voices from such moments in human historical past supply first-hand insights into find out how to navigate this kind of time. Camus presents an instance of someone operating from a positive viewpoint, as he was once prepared to attract upon the concept of many contemporaries and nice thinkers from the prior whereas enticing his personal time in heritage. because the first book-length examine of Camus to situate his paintings in the examine of conversation ethics and philosophy of communique, Brent C. Sleasman is helping readers reinterpret Camus' paintings for the twenty-first century. in the advent, Camus' exploration of absurdity is located as a metaphor for the postmodern age. the 1st bankruptcy then explores the communicative challenge that Camus introduced with the book of The Fall--a challenge that also resonates over 50 years after its preliminary e-book. within the chapters that stick with different metaphors that emerge from Camus' paintings are reframed to be able to support the reader in responding to the issues that emerge whereas dwelling of their personal age of absurdity. every one metaphor is rooted within the modern scholarship of the communique self-discipline. via this examine it turns into transparent that Camus used to be an implicit thinker of communique with deep moral commitments. Albert Camus's Philosophy of conversation: Making feel in an Age of Absurdity is a vital ebook for someone attracted to realizing the communicative implications of Camus' paintings, in particular upper-level undergraduates, graduate scholars, and faculty.

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