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dc.contributor.authorCamillo, Michael Blairen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:51Z
dc.date.issued1975-05-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06032010-020021en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42852
dc.description.abstractThis essay is a study of Albert Camus' response to three questions that were especially relevant vis-a-vis the social and political chaos that prevailed in Europe during and after the two world wars. Though indeed, these questions are in many respects timeless. Namely, the three questions this essay seeks to answer are the following: 1) Is suicide the answer to the absurd?; 2) In the context of the absurd is murder permitted?; and 3) Upon what principle can we build a code of conduct to which man ought to adhere in the arena of politics? To answer these questions this essay concentrated on two of Camus' major works-- The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel. In doing so, no attempt was made to develop a concise system of political thought. Instead, emphasis was placed on developing an exposition of Camus' main thought and of his major arguments. In this sense, this essay seeks to present the thought of one man who was intimately involved in the social and political events that dominated Europe for a span of some thirty five to forty years. And, one step further, this essay seeks to present his response to the despair and anguish that followed in the wake of the two world wars. Since the overall thrust of this essay was directed at developing normative answers to questions, the extent to which they can or ought to be applied is itself a normative question. In this sense, this essay came to no scientifically supportable conclusions. Nevertheless, the conclusions this essay does reach show clearly that the thought of Camus is one we ought not to overlook if we are to gain a better understanding of how men have acted and perhaps how they ought to act.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1975.C345.pdfen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAssassinationen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1975.C345en_US
dc.titleAlbert Camus on political murder: a sign of the times in which we liveen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBernd, Joseph L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, Gary C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliams, William H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06032010-020021/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-06-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-06-03
dc.date.adate2010-06-03en_US


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