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Thinking in pictures : philosophy and literature in the work of Albert Camus

Grant number: 15/04890-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Arlenice Almeida da Silva
Grantee:Gilberto Bettini Bonadio
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/04259-0 - Ethics and aesthetics: possibilities for a Theory of Novel in Albert Camus, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the statute of image in the philosophical thought of Albert Camus. For the author, the image provides the occasion for reflection and does not separate from it, once the thought by images is configured as a more integral thought, operating in the crossing of sensory experience with philosophical reflection. Thus, the hypothesis of this research is that Camus suggests the philosophy of his time to think about the human condition from the dilution of boundaries between philosophical text and the literary narrative, proposing the philosopher a refusal to the mere construction of conceptual systems that, ultimately, separate thought and experience. For Camus, such philosophy would be configured through the image, leading to a constant reflection on the absurdity of human existence. (AU)

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