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The Author (Albert Camus)

Camus is one of the most well-known and respected of the 20th Century philosophers. He developed his theories and perspectives over the course of several years working in a variety of careers and disciplines - theatre, journalism, essay writing, and fiction. A particularly noteworthy experience in his life is his active involvement in the French Resistance during World War II, a non-military citizen's movement that took various forms of action against the Nazis' invasion of France. It might not be going too far to suggest that his experiences at that time can be seen as both a manifestation and a source of the beliefs about rebellion and revolution explored throughout this book.

A former winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Camus is regarded by contemporary philosophers as one of the earliest and most influential contributors to the development of existentialism, a philosophy of...

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