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Single Idea 9252

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / d. Love]

Full Idea

The more one loves the stronger the absurd grows.

Gist of Idea

The more one loves the stronger the absurd grows

Source

Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus [1942], 'Don Juan')

Book Reference

Camus,Albert: 'The Myth of Sisyphus', ed/tr. O'Brien,Justin [Penguin 1975], p.66


A Reaction

A penetrating remark, to be placed as a contrary to the remarks of Harry Frankfurt on love. But if the absurd increases the intensity of life, as Camus thinks, then they both make love the great life-affirmation, but in different ways.