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Ethics and aesthetics: possibilities for a Theory of Novel in Albert Camus

Grant number: 17/04259-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 20, 2017
Effective date (End): December 19, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal researcher:Arlenice Almeida da Silva
Grantee:Gilberto Bettini Bonadio
Supervisor abroad: Auroy Mohn Carole
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université d'Angers, France  
Associated to the scholarship:15/04890-6 - Thinking in pictures : philosophy and literature in the work of Albert Camus, BP.DR

Abstract

In the book "The Rebel", the chapter "Revolt and Art" shows the ethical and metaphysical meaning of the novel which, in its own creative movement, proposes the "correction" of the real world so that man finds the limits and the form that would assign a meaning to the their experiences; Once Camus sees a form that suggests another value to human life in the artistic activity, the aesthetic creation is then constituted as a supreme activity by which man confers meaning to the existence marked by the absurd. From there on, we intend to investigate the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in the Camusian thinking and its implications for a possible theory of the novel in Camus. (AU)

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