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 Facing Death Together

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195181579
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195181573.003.0005
  Facing Death Together

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Camus’ novel, The Plague, breaks from the focus on individual experience to talk about solidarity and the experience of being with other people. The titular plague has been interpreted as a metaphor for the Nazi occupation, but it is interpreted here much more generally and more philosophically as the nature of human mortality and “the Absurd”. The novel also gives us Camus’ clearest statement about the significance of what Sartre calls “Being-for-Others”.

Keywords: The Plague; solidarity; human mortality; the Absurd; Being-for-Others

Chapter.  9215 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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