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By Ronald D. Srigley

Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus’ contributions to political and cultural research make him the most vital writers of the 20 th century. Camus’ writing has been seriously researched and analyzed in academia, with many students targeting the formal tri-part constitution he adhered to in his later paintings: the cycle that divided his books into levels of the absurd, uprising, and love. but different facets of Camus’ work—his preoccupation with modernity and its organization with Christianity, his fixations on Greek suggestion and classical imagery—have been principally overlooked through severe research. those topics of Camus’ have lengthy deserved serious research, and Ronald D. Srigley ultimately will pay them due recognition in Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity.

The user-friendly, chronological readings of Camus’ cycles understand them as uncomplicated advancement—the absurd is undesirable, uprising is best, and love is better of all. but the trouble with that viewpoint, Srigley argues, is that it ignores the relationships among the cycles. because the cycles growth, faraway from denoting development, they describe reports that develop darker and extra violent.

Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity additionally ventures into new interpretations of seminal works—The fable ofSisyphus, The Rebel, and The Fall—that remove darkness from Camus’ critique of Christianity and modernity and his go back to the Greeks. The publication explores how these texts relate to the cyclical constitution of Camus’ works and examines the restrictions of the venture of the cycles as Camus initially conceived it.

Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity provides the decisive imaginative and prescient of that final venture: to critique Christianity, modernity, and the connection among them and in addition to revive the Greek knowledge that were eclipsed by way of either traditions. not like a lot present scholarship, which translates Camus’ matters as sleek or maybe postmodern, Srigley contends that Camus’ ambition ran within the wrong way of history—that his imperative target used to be to articulate the topics of the ancients, highlighting Greek anthropology and political philosophy.

This ebook follows the trajectory of Camus’ paintings, reading the constitution and content material of Camus’ writing via a brand new lens. This overview of Camus, in its special approach and point of view, opens up new avenues of analysis concerning the accomplishments of this well-known thinker and invigorates Camus experiences. A completely sourced textual content, Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity makes a invaluable source for learn of existentialism, modernity, and glossy political thought.

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