By Samantha Novello
An excessive genealogical reconstruction of Camus's political considering demanding the philosophical import of his writings as supplying another, aesthetic realizing of politics, political motion and freedom outdoors and opposed to the nihilistic different types of recent political philosophy and the modern politics of contempt and terrorisms
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960)8 that ‘stops’ the temporal flow (I, p. 965) and creates a new order beyond the servile 36 Albert Camus as Political Thinker logic of reason. Thus, Camus rejects the traditional teleological concept of creation as realisation, and shifts the focus from the end-product to the artist’s beginning and also draws attention to the role of ‘ce manique de l’Unité (this maniac for Unity)’ (I, p. 964) in unifying dispersed phenomena into a logical form – as he notes in April 1933, art is impossible without constraints (contraintes) (I, p.
The strange joy and feeling of satisfaction that seizes the author after one day of nuptials with the nature of Tipasa evokes a process of thinking and, more precisely, the forming of an aesthetic judgement, rather than a sexual appeasement: Il y a un sentiment que connaissent les acteurs lorsqu’ils ont conscience d’avoir bien rempli leur rôle, c’est-à-dire, au sens plus précis, d’avoir fait coïncider leurs gestes et ceux du personnage idéal qu’ils incarnent, d’être entrés en quelque sorte dans un dessin fait à l’avance et qu’ils ont d’un coup fait vivre et battre avec leur propre cœur.
The German philosopher uses the term ‘fetishism’ to denote a specific mode, which he detects in traditional metaphysics and moral reasoning, of thinking and acting according to traditional values, ideas and structures as if they were transcendent and objective (‘Idealism’). 102), but rather a specific practicalhistorical structure of authority identified with Western ratio (Vattimo 1999, pp. 295–6). Therefore, Nietzsche’s emphasis on the creative will brings about a change in the way values and ideas are related to, as well as nature.
Albert Camus as Political Thinker: Nihilisms and the Politics of Contempt by Samantha Novello