Yesterday I learned that Albert Camus, author of The Stranger and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was a writer for the French Resistance magazine titled: Combat.
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Did you also know that Camus supported the idea that a feeling of nausea experienced when contemplating either a tree trunk or a stone was an epistemologically privileged experience in that it revealed the essential alterity - the inhumanity - of the stuff of the universe?
Have you ever felt nauseous when looking at a tree trunk or a stone? A fair number of people say they agree with Camus' position regarding the absurdity of life, but I want to find someone who has actually felt nauseous when looking at a stone or a tree. Is there anyone?
I have felt nauseous looking at a tree trunk. and a rock. also a sewing machine and a empty coke bottle.
Wasn't it Sartre?
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