Sarah DilksPaper #4Professor SeltzerPHL 151Karl Marx a German philosopher and Jean-Paul Sartre a French philosopher both have similar and views when it comes to capitalism and different views according to their own philosophies of Marxism and Existentialism. Karl Marx and Jean-Paul Sartre do not believe in the idea of capitalism, throughout this essay it will be clear how these two philosophers’ views are similar and different with the idea of capitalism. Marxism is the philosophies and ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and their social and economic ideas. Karl Marx does not agree with the idea of capitalism due to the fact he sees it as a force of production.
Karl Marx believes that people are born into different societies with their own fate and future already predetermined, the idea of capitalism influenced those who are not conscious of what their role is yet in society. Karl Marx believes that as your role in society and occupation is predetermined so are your characteristics and skills on how you preform your job. Through capitalism money and stocks are being stolen and so are the skills and time out in of those that work hard to produce goods through their genuine contribution to society with their natural predetermined occupation.Existentialism is the philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and how he believes one find self-meaning and make life choices through free-will. The point is for indivduals to go out into the world in order to discover who they are through the decisions that they make and their beliefs. Jean-Paul Sartre does not agree with the idea of capitalism because he did not believe in the idea of the different classes that capitalism brought to socitey, and he did what he could to take away the different level of bourgreois values. Jean-Paul Sartre believed in the idea of existentialism and Marxism and rejected the idea of capitalism as well as communism because he believed that the communists had lack of trust and were dishonest to the people.
Jean-Paul Sartre rathers to analzye the individual and their responsibiliy rather then a group, he believes an individual has more value to a group then a whole group itself. Karl Marx and Jean-Paul Sartre both have different views when it comes to their own philosophies of Marxism and Existensitialism. As Marxism is the philosophies of Karl Marx and Existentialism is the phiolosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre, they ought to have different views.
In Marxism, Karl Marx is more roped into the biological and social ideology of the people or one group collectively, he does not let one individual go overlooked and believes every individual has value to a group. In Existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre is interested on one person or individual and their consiousness and responsibilities. Karl Marx and Jean-Paul Sartre also differ due to the fact that Marxism starts with biological social ideas while Exisentialism begins with an individuals experience and consciousness. While Karl Marx presented the qualities of humanistic ideas and social class, Jean-Paul Sartre created a theory focussed on personal experience as well as ones choice. Karl Marx and Jean-Paul Sartre may differ with certain ideas but they are also similar.As Karl Marx and Jean-Paul Sartre both have different views when it comes to their own philosophies of Marxism and Existentialism, they also have their similarities.
As Jean-Paul created the idea of Eistentialism based off of Karl Marx’s idea of Marxism, they ought to have differences as well as similarities. Jean-Paul Sartre shaped his views around Marxism but never did actually join the party of Marxism, due to his suspicious views of the Soviets.