Marx and Nietzsche
This paper uses the author's experience as a sales clerk at a department store to illustrate the theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche.
# 93809 | 1,470 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Apr 10, 2007 in Political Science (Political Theory) , English (Comparison) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century) , Economics (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)
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This paper explains that, from a Marxian perspective, the sales clerk position personifies issues surrounding control of the means of production such as the lack of incentive for the lowest level workers (the clerks) when contrasted with the benefits and bonuses available to those who controlled the means of production (the store owners). The author points out that Nietzsche would interpret the positions of the workers versus the owners as a moral "trickle-down" debate. The paper relates that similarities between the concepts of Marx and Nietzsche are their beliefs that men themselves formulate societal constructs and that these constructs are divided into classifications of master/slave (Nietzsche) or proletariat/bourgeoisie (Marx).
Sample of Sources Used:
- Baumgarten, Eduard, ed. Max Weber: Werk und Person. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) (1994).
- Nietzsche, Friedrich On the Genealogy of Morality Indianapolis: Hackett (1998)
- Simon, Lawrence. Karl Marx: Selected Writings Indianapolis: Hackett (1994).
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