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Camus, philosophe : to return to our beginnings

Matthew Sharpe 1975- author.


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  • Title:
    Camus, philosophe : to return to our beginnings
  • Author: Matthew Sharpe 1975- author.
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction Camus, Philosophe?; 1 Enigma; 2 Four Causes of the Camus Renaissance, after Post-Structuralism; 3 But Camus, a Philosopher?; 4 Camus, Neohellenic Philosopher, Neoclassical Humanist; 5 Ancient and Modern: Camus as Post-Enlightenment 'Philosophe'; 6 Why a Philosophe Writes Novels (and Plays, Lyrical Essays . . .); 7 The Desire for Unity and Communion: Camus' Eudemonism; 8 Prospectus and Limits; Part 1 Cave & Critique; Chapter 1 Plague Power: Camus with and against the Critiquesof Instrumental Reason
    1 "Plague Power", from La Peste to L'État de Siège2 The Plague and the Panopticon: Camus with Foucault; 3 Nouvelle Philosophie Avant La Lettre? Another 'Dialectic of Enlightenment'?; 4 Totality on Trial; 5 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 2Theodicy Now? Camus with and against the Secularisation Thesis; 1 Introduction: Camus, Nihilisms, and the Returns to Theology; 2 The Problem of Evil and Modern Metaphysical Rebellion; 3 The Existence of Evil Rationalised: Evangelical, Gnostic, Augustinian Theodicies; 4 'Too Big a Word for Me': Jacques Othon, Father Paneloux, and Doctor Rieux
    5 From Rebellion to Revolution, Unity to Totality: All or Nothing5.1 Absolute Negation; 5.2 Absolute Affirmation; 6 Against Secularised Messianism: Camus' Critique of Marx's Prophetism; 7 Concluding Remarks: Nuancer?; Part 2 Turning Around, the Rough Ascent; Chapter 3 Between All or Nothing: Camus with and against the 'Deconstruction of Western Metaphysics'; 1 Contradictions: Situating the First Camus; 2 Deconstructing Logocentrism, Philosophical Suicide; 3 The Middle Path between Irrationalism and Rationalism; 4 Excursus: Absurd Heroes? Meursault and Caligula with Sade
    5 Je suis revenu à mon commencement: The Irreducibility of the Subject and the Primacy of Ethics6 Concluding Remarks: Camus' Socratism, between Philosophy, Autobiography, and Literature; Chapter 4 From Revolution to Rebellion: Camus with and against the Theorists of Dialogic Ethics; 1 Beyond Nihilism, Sympathetic Imagination: Camus with Levinas; 2 'I Rebel, Therefore We Are': A Primary Post-Metaphysical Value; 3 Between Formal Virtue and Historicism-not 'against History'; 4 Political Suicide? On Camus' Concrete Political Philosophy
    5 Concluding Remarks: Camus and the Legacy of Modern Sceptical HumanismPart 3 Going Back Down; Chapter 5 Excluding Nothing: Camus' NeoHellenic Philosophy of Mesure; 1 From Political Messianisms to Philosophical Naturalim; 1.1 Camus, beyond 'the Political'?; 1.2 A Greece of the Flesh (la chair); 1.3 The Two Sides of Camus' "New Mediterranean Culture", and of His Greeks; 1.4 Contra Philosophies of History, Pace Secular Messianisms; 2 Mesure and Nature; 2.1 Camusian Mesure, a Thought that Excludes Nothing; 2.2 Prometheus Reclaimed: From the Philosophers to the Poets
    2.3 All is Well? The Consent within Revolt and the Black Side of the Sun
    In Camus, Philosophe: To Return to our Beginnings Matthew Sharpe reads Camus as a philosophe in the classical and enlightenment lineages, arguing that his defense of mesure singles him out amidst 20th century French thought and makes him of renewed relevance today.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Boston : Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (464 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 90-04-30234-4
  • Subjects: Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Philosophy, French; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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