Nietzsche and Lenin Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Nietzsche and Lenin
A comparison of the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
# 93276 | 1,572 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2007 in History (Leaders) , Political Science (Communism) , English (Comparison) , Philosophy (Ethics)

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The paper discusses the philosophies of Nietzsche and Lenin, noting marked similarities between them in terms of elitism. The writer proposes that, despite the fact that they differ widely in general viewpoint and specific delineations, it is nonetheless clear that both are of the opinion that a certain sort of human being is better than another. The paper examines how the main contrast between the two philosophies is that Nietzsche's "Superman" is under obligation only to promote his own evolution, while Lenin's superior human being is socially obliged to uplift the masses until equilibrium is reached.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Christman, Henry M. (ed.). Essential Works of Lenin. Haymarket, 2005.
  • Pearson, Keith Ansell & Large, Duncan. A Nietzsche Reader. Blackwell, 2005.

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