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The essay is required to be 1,000-1,500-words. Essays should be 5 or more paragraphs with a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format. You may select from one of the following prompts:
- Both Nietzsche and Marx believe that the actualization of the human essence, and thus self-realization, are accomplished through creative activity, yet both reckon that most people are prevented from achieving this and thereby living meaningful lives. Present their diagnoses of this situation and briefly sketch their solution to this problem.
- What does it mean to live a meaningful life? Explore this question from the contrasting perspectives of Nietzsche and Marx. Which position do you think to be closer to the truth about your life? Provide a reason for your answer.
- Imagine a conversation between Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx. What would be their points of agreement and disagreement? Do you think that the differences between them could be resolved? Why or why not?
- Both Nietzsche and Marx maintain that human beings are estranged or alienated from their true natures. Present their contrasting accounts of how this situation has come about, and sketch their solution the common problem they address.