Category Archives: Meaning of Life – Nihilism

Summary of Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus”

Albert Camus, gagnant de prix Nobel, portrait en buste, posé au bureau, faisant face à gauche, cigarette de tabagisme.jpg

Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) was a French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. His most famous works were the novels La Peste (The Plague)  and L’Étranger (The Stranger) and the philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus. He died in a car accident in France. Continue reading Summary of Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus”

Commentary on Schopenhauer’s “On the Vanity of Existence”

(Yesterday’s post summarized Schopenhauer’s “On The Vanity of Existence”)

In focusing upon the movement of time Schopenhauer has zeroed in on a fundamental fact of life which may render it meaningless Continue reading Commentary on Schopenhauer’s “On the Vanity of Existence”

Summary of Arthur Schopenhauer’s, “On the Sufferings of the World”


Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) was a German philosopher known for his atheism and pessimism—in fact, he is the most prominent pessimist in the entire western philosophical tradition Continue reading Summary of Arthur Schopenhauer’s, “On the Sufferings of the World”