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Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Robert C. Solomon


Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre were the giants of 20th-century “existentialism”, although neither of them was comfortable with that title. Their famous differences aside, they shared a “phenomenological” sensibility and described personal experience in exquisite and excruciating detail and reflected on the meaning of this experience with both sensitivity and insight. That is the focus of this book: Camus and Sartre, their descriptions of personal experience, and their reflections on the meaning of this experience. They also reflected, worriedly, on the nature of reflection. The thematic pro ... More

Keywords: Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialism, phenomenology, personal experience, meaning, reflection, reflective consciousness, prereflective consciousness, The Stranger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181579
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195181573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Solomon, author
University of Texas