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Then in Paris, after the Second World War, many literary andphilosophical ideas changed. Albert Camus wrote The Outsider, TheFall and The Plague.

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Albert Camus was born on 7 November 1913 in Mondovi (present-day Dréan), in French Algeria

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Inaddition, after years of being out of fashion in France, existentialmotifs have once again become prominent in the work of leadingthinkers. Foucault's embrace of a certain concept of freedom, and hisexploration of the “care of the self,” recall debates withinexistentialism, as does Derrida's recent work on religion without Godand his reflections on the concepts of death, choice, andresponsibility. In very different ways, the books by Cooper (1999) andAlan Schrift (1995) suggest that a re-appraisal of the legacy ofexistentialism is an important agenda item of contemporaryphilosophy. Reynolds (2006), for instance, concludes his introductionto existentialism with a consideration of how post-structuralists suchas Derrida, Deleuze, and Foucault extend certain reflections found inSartre, Camus, and Heidegger, while Reynolds (2004) does the same, inmore detail for Derrida and Merleau-Ponty. If existentialism's verynotoriety as a cultural movement may have impeded its seriousphilosophical reception, then, it may be that what we have most tolearn from existentialism still lies before us.

Albert Camus Biography - Life of French Philosopher

In a world without sense, all choices are possible, a situation which Sartre viewed as human beings central dilemma: "Man [woman] is condemned to be free." In contrast to atheist existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard theorized that belief in God (given that we are provided with no proof or assurance) required a conscious choice or "leap of faith." The major figures include Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre (sart or SAR-treh), Albert Camus (kah-MUE or ka-MOO) , Simone de Beauvoir (bohv-WAHR) , Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers (YASS-pers), and Maurice Merleau-Ponty (mer-LOH pawn-TEE).

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Existentialism | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory - Kristi Siegel