Corporeal Consciousness: Albert Camus’ Disconcerting Modes of Subjectivity in “The Outsider”

Perception not as a mode of thought, but as a pre-reflective act

Portrait of Albert Camus. Image courtesy of Jared Enos/Flickr
  • In Merleau-Ponty’s theory, things make sense (or not) for us perceptually as they do for pre-verbal children and animals. The philosopher sees perception not as a mode of thought, but as a pre-reflective act. See Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception (Abgindon: Routledge, 2012), p.
  • The Albert Camus Society is an international organisation made up of three groups: The Albert Camus Societies of the UK, US and Poland. Together we hold a joint annual conference and publish The Journal of Camus Studies (JCS).

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Elton Uliana

Literary critic, translator (EN-PT). Co-editor @ Brazilian Translation Club, University College Londo (UCL); researcher @ UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab.