The Absurd

If there is a philosophical sense of absurdity, however, it must arise from the perception of something universal some respect in which pretension and reality inevitably clash for us all. This condition is supplied, I shall argue, by the collision between the seriousness with which we take our lives and the perpetual possibility of regarding everything about which we are serious as arbitrary, or open to doubt.

The Absurd by Thomas Nagel.

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