Breaking records appears to fulfill lifetime’s ambition for many of us. It is an expression of our time and our dynamic networked western society. Guinness World Records was published for the first time in 1955 and became the best-selling copyrighted book until today. But what is the fascination with record breaking? Isn’t it rather a sign of a society impoverished in human or natural values? And isn’t it absurd to break records? A Never Ending Action? This book therefore includes Camus’s philosophy of the absurd in the Myth of Sisyphus and compares Sisyphus’s meaningless task of pushing a stone up a mountain (and to see it roll down again) with the human effort to become famous and break Guinness World Record. The book thus confronts to some absurdities humans do in their lives.
To The Limits
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To The Limits

540
3,404
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Published:

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