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2006 | 3 | 109-137
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CRIME AS A METAPHYSICAL ACT. ABOUT ALBERT CAMUS' DRAMA 'CALIGULA'

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The problem of the article is the possibility of a crime as such. The analysis of the Caligula's crime motivation presented by Camus leads to conclusion that Caligula used to kill his dependents not by political or psychological reasons (as revenge for his sister's death, frightening of his own death or desire for eternity). It was not also moral motivation (an attempt to confirm his freedom, to realize absolute evil or to call people for authentic life). The main Caligula's motivation is rather metaphysical experience of his sister's death showing the cruelty of gods (they make people to live only to put them to death). According to Caligula, his own crimes are only imitation of gods to show how cruel and nonhuman the order of world is. The conclusion is that the question about the possibility of crime is incorrect, because the crime is essential part of the order of world.
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3
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109-137
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  • I. Zieminski, Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Wydzial Humanistyczny, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Krakowska 71, 71-017 Szczecin, Poland
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07PLAAAA03326864
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