Existence and Essence: Sartre v. Plato
A comparison paper between the famous Greek philosopher, Plato, and modern philosopher, Sartre.
This paper is an attempt to compare the differences between famous Greek philosopher, Plato, and modern philosopher, Sartre, namely the ideas of essence, human nature, the human condition, belief in god(s), and optimism. The paper has, as a basis for discussion, a fictional conversation between the two philosophers. A detailed look at each belief and how it compares to the opposite follows each brief conversation.