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Camus begins with debating whether life is worth living or not He determines that that exact question is the fundamental question in philosophy He goes on to question what is worth dying for and brings up the example of Galileo and how he did not die for the ontological argument Camus claims that he did the right thing in that that particular truth did not merit the sacrifice Yet he claims to have seen many people commit suicide for lesser reasons Camus claims that suicide is never an issue that is dealt with socially He believes that a man who commits suicide has been feeling the longing to do so for a substantial amount of time That it was a planned out intricate event As soon as man starts to think there is a potential for this fatal feeling to be released There are many reasons for suicide yet it is usually the least expected that sets the person off Reading in a newspaper it might say that indeed this person jumped because they were very depressed However they were dealing with their issues and not until you treated them apathetically did they commit suicide At that point the persons mind opted for death Camus feels that suicide states a confession of that persons inability to understand and denounce lifes true meaning As Camus says They realized the ridiculous character of that habit the absence of any profound reason for living the insane character of daily agitation the uselessness of suffering Basically man realizes that life is an illusion and in doing so realizes its absurdity Suicide is an answer to these realizations An honest man will choose this answer if he truly believes it This is an interesting argument yet it is full of contradictions The next argument presented is how man focuses on living just for the sake of the body rather than developing our thinking Instead of questioning what the meaning
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