Camus’ Cat

by abclarke

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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer.  — Albert Camus

I suspect life is simultaneously worth and not worth living, and like Schrödinger opening his box, only upon our death does life collapse to its final state.

But why not suicide? Well, I prefer to believe the cat’s alive, than know with irreversible certainty it’s dead.