Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

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Albert Camus and Existentialism "If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life." --Albert Camus Existentialism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that primarily focused on individual existence, subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Most philosophers since ancient Greek times of Plato have held that the highest moral good is …

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…World War II. During the war, Camus published his main works associated with existentialism, or rather his view that human life is rendered ultimately meaningless by the fact of death and that the individual cannot make rational sense of his experience. He later earned a worldwide reputation as a novelist and essayist, and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. Through his writings, Camus became the leading moral voice of his generation during the 1950s.