Sisyphus and the Present: Time in Modern and Digital Legalities

Albert Camus’ reflection in The Myth of Sisyphus presents the absurd, the intrusion of the meaningless and irrational universe into the order and future focus of modern life. Central to Camus’ reading of Sisyphus and his dammed eternal labour, was time. Modern law, the law forged by the structural violence of positivism and sovereignty, shared this commitment to time. Kieran Tranter suggests transitions to the digital are presenting different relationships of law and time.

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