Absurd or The Absurd may refer to:

  • Absurdity, general and technical usage - associated with extremely poor reasoning, the ridiculous, or nonsense.
  • Absurdism, a philosophy born of existentialism, regarding the philosophical concept of "the Absurd," the clash between the human tendency to seek some inherent meaning in the universe and the human impossibility of finding meaning
  • Absurd or surreal humour
    • Absurdist fiction
  • Absurd (band), a German metal band
  • The Absurd (band), a German band formed in 1984
  • Absurd (Fluke song)
  • Theatre of the Absurd, an art form utilizing the philosophy of Absurdism
  • Absurd, a term used in logic to describe a contradiction
    • Reductio ad absurdum, a type of logical argument
  • Absurd (film), an Italian film

Famous quotes containing the word absurd:

    It seems, Euphranor..., that there is nothing so singularly absurd as we are apt to think, in the belief of mysteries; and that a man need not renounce his reason to maintain his religion. But if this were true, how comes it to pass, that, in proportion as men abound in knowledge, they dwindle in faith?
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)

    My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)