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The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus

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What is the only "truly serious philosophical problem" according to the first sentence of the book?

Which of the following does Camus associate with the "act of eluding"?

Which of the following thinkers would Camus consider a "rationalist"?

Which of the following thinkers would Camus consider an "irrationalist"?

Where do we find the absurd?

Which of the following philosophers does not embrace irrationality?

Which of the following is not one of Camus's three consequences of living the absurd?

When Camus discusses the freedom of the absurd man, what kind of constraint is the absurd man most significantly free from?

Which of the following does Camus not use as an example of an absurd man?

Which of the following is true of Don Juan?

Whose fame is the most short-lived?

What did Camus do before the Second World War?

What was Camus doing during the Second World War?

Which of the following could potentially be an absurd man?

Who epitomizes the absurd life?

Which of the following is true of the absurd artist?

In what book does Kirilov appear?

Dostoevsky's fiction most resembles the philosophy of which thinker?

Which of the following does Camus consider to be a consistently absurd novel?

Which of the following can find its way into an absurd novel?

Which of the following did Sisyphus NOT do?

Which aspect of Sisyphus's fate differs from his life?

If Camus were to dramatize the myth of Sisyphus, what kind of drama would it be?

In which of Kafka's works does Camus most clearly identify an existential leap?

During which war was The Myth of Sisyphus published?

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