L’Etranger and the Origins of Existentialism

Aug 23, 2006 by

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBpBwueS7aI[/youtube]

I have been staying away from politics or my own views on this site. I do enough of that elsewhere. But this particular segment of the Daily Show was quite heavy on continental philosophy. This may especially be nice for our friends abroad who may not watch the Daily Show regularly.

As you may have heard, president Bush read Camus’ Stranger during his vacation. Asked about it, the Press Secretary Tony Snow said: “He found it an interesting book and a quick read. I don’t want to go too deep into it, but we discussed the origins of existentialism.”

 

UPDATE: the video works again.

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  • https://nothing-new-under-the-sun.blogspot.com byron

    Any idea why the video is no longer available?

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