The Absurd

The Absurd – a condition in which our reality does not match our pretensions. American philosopher Thomas Nagel gives good examples: As we are being knighted, our pants fall down; we unknowingly read a love poem into a voicemail; etc. Absurdity may or may not be the condition of life. Nagel certainly has a good argument for why it is not such a bad life, even if it is absurd. Absurdity is generally ironic.

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