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Existential conceptualization of suicide: A. Camus


The phenomenon of suicide is considered through the prism of the existential philosophy of Albert Camus: the concept of the absurd, the causes of its occurrence in human life, the stages of its development and the consequences resulting from it, the philosopher’s attitude to suicide – philosophical and physical. The interrelation of the phenomenon of absurdity and suicide and when suicide is a consequence of absurdity is analyzed, and the basic concept of suicide is also touched upon. The reasons for which a person may resort to suicide have been determined.


suicide, absurd, the philosophy of Albert Camus, the meaning of life, “The Myth of Sisyphus”

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1. Camus A. Mif o Sizife [The Myth of Sisyphus]. In: Camus A. Buntuyushchiy chelovek. Filosofiya. Politika. Iskusstvo [The Rebel. Philosophy. Politics. Art]. Moscow, Politizdat Publ., 1990, 415 p. (In Russian). 2. Erofeyev V.V. Mysli o Kamyu [Thoughts about Camus]. Available at: (accessed 12.07.2022). (In Russian). 3. Durkheim E. Samoubiystvo: sotsiologicheskiy etyud [Suicide: A Study in Sociology]. Moscow, Mysl Publ., 1994, 399 p. (In Russian). 4. Camus A. Postoronniy [The Outsider]. In: Camus A. Sochineniya [Essays]. Moscow, Prometey Publ., 1989, 416 p. (In Russian).



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