Saturday, October 27, 2007
"I rebel; therefore we exist."- Albert Camus
Albert Camus preferred to be known as a man and a thinker, rather than as a member of a school or ideology. He preferred persons over ideas. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: “No, I am not an existentialist."
Although he is often associated with existentialism, Camus refused this label: as he wrote in his essay The Rebel, his whole life was devoted against the philosophy of nihilism.(from Wikipedia)
His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art.
He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.