ALBERT CAMUS’ IN THE CONTEXT OF ABSURD CONCEPT HUMAN SEARCHING OF MEANING IN LIFE AND DEATH
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Journal Title:Uluslararası Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
We do not have an absolute knowledge of why are we exist or what are we living for. Therefore, it is possible that every human being has queryed the meaning of life, living or death at least one time on his life. Why do people live? Or why do people commit suicide? Are we looking for meaning in our lives because we think life will end suddenly? These questions and similars must have come into the mind of one of the prominent names of the 20th century, Albert Camus. Because he draws attention to the concept of suicide as the only and priority problem of philosophy. He considered to make a judgment as to whether life is worth living and the meaning of live as a fundamental and philosophical problem. Camus researched the absurd state that occurs when man is alienated from the world he lives in with Incompatible and he approached it in an attitude which is independent from divine being. The purpose of this study is to focus to death suicide, quest about meaning of life and absurd concepts in the light of Albert Camus’ philosophy. It will be tried to point out whether life is an event that is worth living, whether the life has an absolute value in this world where pessimism, difficulty, despair and even pain prevail with his philosphy.