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Single Idea 9248

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 4. Suicide]

Full Idea

It is essential to die unreconciled and not of one's own free will. Suicide is a repudiation.

Gist of Idea

It is essential to die unreconciled and not of one's own free will

Source

Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus [1942], 'Abs free')

Book Reference

Camus,Albert: 'The Myth of Sisyphus', ed/tr. O'Brien,Justin [Penguin 1975], p.55


A Reaction

Camus' whole book addresses the question of suicide. He suggests that life can be redeemed and become livable if you squarely face up to the absurdity of it, and the gap between what we hope for and what we get.