Scripps College Professor Explores Life’s Absurdities in New York Times Commentary

Associate Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg explores “Why Life is Absurd” in a commentary published in The New York Times. In the piece, she writes, “The absurdity of human life poses a challenge to its meaning. Absurdity and meaningfulness don’t go together.

“This, however, does not mean that if life were not absurd then it would have meaning. Removing the obstacle of absurdity does not entail that meaning rushes in,” she writes in The New York Times. “But if we cannot remove the obstacle of absurdity then it will be hard to conclude that life has meaning or determine what that meaning might be.”

Read the Opinionator piece here.