Write an answer of 2000 words in response to one of the following questions. 10% leeway is allowed regarding the word count. This means the absolute minimum word allocation is 1800 words and the absolute maximum is 2200. Anything below or above these numbers will be heavily penalised. References and bibliography do not count toward your final word count.
With reference to at least two of the three philosophers covered in relation to nihilism (Nietzsche, Vattimo, Nishitani) explain the meaning of nihilism and the nature of active/accomplished nihilism. Your answer should also show how your chosen approaches are similar and/or different.
Explain the significance of faith and choice and the relationship both of these things have to the development of selfhood, in Kierkegaard’s philosophy.
Explain the significance of hope within Bloch’s thought. Your answer should make reference to the dimensions of the ‘not-yet-conscious’ and the ‘not-yet-become’.
Using one of the three themes from this semester (nihilism, faith, hope), demonstrate how the crisis of meaning provides an opportunity to reclaim our existence.
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