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Absurdul şi sinuciderea
Absurd and Suicide

Author(s): Maria Meca
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, French Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Albert Camus; André Malraux; Jean-Paul Sartre; interconnectivity of suicide and absurd; refusal through doubt; crucial situation; existentialism; human essence between freedom and weakness;

Summary/Abstract: Life and death are two radical absurdities in which unique manifestations of the absurd take place, born from the contact of the self with the world, of the individual with society. Following the footsteps of this topic all the way to writers such as Albert Camus, André Malraux and Jean-Paul Sartre, suicide often appears as temptation and, sometimes, even as a solution of shutting off the absurd. We are looking to approach the reasons behind suicide from a social and philosophical perspective while also trying to understand the refusal behind it. Special attention will be granted to the idea of the crucial situation that each of the protagonists of the three writers find themselves in, with the most unpredictable consequences.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 63-68
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian