Reading Camus Carefully?

  title={Reading Camus Carefully?},
  author={Ian H. Birchall},
  journal={Historical Materialism},
  • I. Birchall
  • Published 19 June 2018
  • Art
  • Historical Materialism
Michel Onfray’s L’Ordre libertaire is a passionate defence of Camus as a philosopher, and an attempt to co-opt him as a representative of Onfray’s own Nietzschean, hedonistic, libertarian, atheist beliefs. But the account is far from successful. Onfray’s presentation is highly repetitive, and though he promises us a ‘careful reading’, in fact his work contains many errors and misrepresentations. His vituperative attacks on Marxism in general, and on Sartre in particular, are often based on… 



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