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Single Idea 9249

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Nature of Free Will]

Full Idea

Knowing whether or not a man is free doesn't interest me. I can only experience my own freedom.

Gist of Idea

Whether we are free is uninteresting; we can only experience our freedom


Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus [1942], 'Abs free')

Book Reference

Camus,Albert: 'The Myth of Sisyphus', ed/tr. O'Brien,Justin [Penguin 1975], p.55

A Reaction

Camus has the right idea. Personally I think you could drop the word 'freedom', and just say that I am confronted by the need to make decisions.