The absurd and the possible : a play in three acts

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Miller, John S.
Mueller, Robert W.
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This creative project has been an illustration of the concept of the absurd as presented by Albert Callus in The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays as well as four other novels and five plays. The project has been an exploration of what Camus called the one truly serious philosophical question, which is suicide.Through the actions of the characters the problem of whether life can have worth without meaning has been discussed, as well as the issues which accompany this problem: despair, hopelessness, freedom, happiness, revolt and death. The project followed the continuing development and refinement of the notion of the absurd by Camus to the conclusion that this life here and now, without illusion and void of a meaning that transcends it, can be satisfying enough to make the prospect of death acceptable.