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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Myth of Sisyphus: An Absurd Reasoning Summary

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The Myth of Sisyphus: An Absurd Reasoning Summary and Analysis

The most important philosophical question is whether or not to commit suicide. All other philosophical questions come after an answer to this one, and this can be seen by the very actions of people. No one has ever died for some abstract metaphysical question, but many people give up their lives over philosophical questions about the very meaning of life, and, therefore, it is the most important subject. The question of the meaning of life is implicitly connected with the question of suicide, as it is often assumed that if life has no meaning, then it is not worth living.

Suicide has, to this point, only been treated as a social question, but this method is problematic, since suicide is an intimately individual act and has little relationship with society. What exactly happens...

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