Reopening Camus: The Rebel

The book starts this way

What is a rebel? A man who says no, but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes as soon as he begins to think for himself. A slave who has taken orders all his life, suddenly decides that he cannot obey some new command. What does he mean by saying “no”?

It is the establishment of a borderline. No further. No more. Camus explores this attitude in this book, published in 1951.  The author was already in full stride. The key to understanding Camus can be found in this book. His quest for individual freedom, and opposition to nihilism.

Camus explores this attitude in this book, published in 1951. The key to understanding Camus can be found in this book. His quest for individual freedom, and opposition to nihilism.  A theme that we still struggle with to day.

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