Philosophy - Albert Camus

If life is meaningless, why should we endure? This question is at the heart of The School of Life "Philosophy" episode on Albert Camus. Viewers are introduced to the life, major works, and central ideas of the famous French philosopher.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a discussion of the existential philosophers
  • Have class members watch the video out of class and return with discussion questions and comments
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of various religious beliefs
  • Viewers should have a basic understanding of existentialism and nihilism
  • The video refers to L'Etranger as The Outsider


Pros

  • The video includes engaging animation and photos
Cons

  • None