Cambria Press is pleased to announce that Albert Camus’s Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity (www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604977912.cfm) by Brent C. Sleasman is now available.
In this first book-length study of Camus to situate his work within the study of communication ethics and philosophy of communication, Brent C. Sleasman helps readers reinterpret Camus’ work for the twenty-first century. Within the introduction, Camus’ exploration of absurdity is situated as a metaphor for the postmodern age. The first chapter then explores the communicative problem that Camus announced with the publication of The Fall––a problem that still resonates over 50 years after its initial publication. In the chapters that follow other metaphors that emerge from Camus’ work are reframed in an effort to assist the reader in responding to the problems that emerge while living in their own age of absurdity. Each metaphor is rooted in the contemporary scholarship of the communication discipline. Through this study it becomes clear that Camus was an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments.
Albert Camus’s Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity is an important book for anyone interested in understanding the communicative implications of Camus’ work, specifically upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
Tell your librarian about this book today–they can order it directly from Cambria Press or they can order through their preferred academic book wholesaler (Cambria Press is on the approval list of premier wholesalers like YBP).
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