Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Notes to Albert Camus

1. The story is told by Aristotle and cited by Plutarch (Moralia, II, Consolation to Apollonius, 27).

2. In his brief essay, “Remarque sur la Révolte” (Camus 1965, 1682–97), published in 1945, Camus mentioned Being and Nothingness twice while first laying out his idea of revolt. His Notebooks also refer to his reading it in November, 1943 (91).

3. It is found, among other places as “Outcomes justify actions” in Ovid (Heroides, ii, 85—see the Other Internet Resources).