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The Philosopher at the End of the Universe by Mark Rowlands
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Absurdity is the defining feature of human existence.
The idea of absurdity revolves around the clash of two perspectives we have on ourselves, a view from the inside and a view from the outside. From the inside you are somebody, from the outside you are a joke.
Life is ultimately meaningless, but then so is the statement that says it is, but it still remains as the most meaningful thing that will ever happen to us, a paradox.
Our lives are meaningless but in order for it to be absurd requires comprehension of its meaninglessness. Which brings us to the central thesis, the main problem of Philosophy alluded to earlier; from the inside we find meaning and knowledge, but from the outside, we find the possibility of neither.
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Reading Progress

December 31, 2016 – Shelved
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: own
January 6, 2017 – Started Reading
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January 13, 2017 – Finished Reading

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