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

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The Myth of Sisyphus: The Absurd Man Summary and Analysis

For the absurd man, life is lived without regard for the eternal. The value of one's life is contained entirely in one's lifetime. No ethical system binds the absurd man, but this does not mean that absurd man must live totally immorally. Rather, he may choose to live a life that others would consider upright or moral, since such virtue is an experience just like any other experience. Thus, there are many ways to live one's life, and no way of living is better than another, so long as one remains conscious of the absurdity of the world.

To live like Don Juan is one way of living an absurd life. For Don Juan, the basic motive for all actions is the satisfaction of every pleasure, especially the sexual pleasures. Love for Don...

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