The Concept of absurd plays a major role in Camus and existentialism philosophy: the Stranger (1942) and the Myth of Sisyphus (1942) defines the absurd as the divorce between man and the world.
In Latin absurdus, which has forged a sound that unusual, absurd, preposterous.
– Logic: contradictory, contrary to logic and its rules, which violates these rules.
– Vocabulary existentialist: refers to what is meaningless, what can not be rationally justified (eg human existence is absurd).
Specific definitions of philosophers:
– “Such a choice is as absurd beyond all reason” (Being and Nothingness)
– “The world itself is not reasonable […] But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and (the) desperate desire for clarity whose call echoes in the depths of man ” (The Myth of Sisyphus)
Expressions and terms related or derivative:
Reasoning (reductio ad absurdum): type of reasoning that will demonstrate the truth of a proposition by pointing out the consequences which the contradictory proposition false leads.
Case absurd as an adjective:
– Relationship between neighbors: contradictory, illogical, irrational
– The relationship of dependence: human condition, life, logic, reason, meaning
– Relationship opposition: logical, rational