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A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation
A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

Why “the demand for happiness and the patient quest for it” isn’t a luxury or a mere need but our existential duty.

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Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons
Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.”

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Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton
Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.”

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Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture
Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture

“Being aware of one’s life, one’s revolt, one’s freedom, and to the maximum, is living, and to the maximum.”

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