How does Hegel's idea of labor connect to idealism?


Was Hegel a Marxist, in that, he also believed that labor had liberating and oppressive potential? How is the concept of idealism linked to labor in his view?


Posted 2016-12-21T00:24:06.727

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Hegel died in 1831 when Marx was 13, so no he was not a Marxist. Marx was a Hegel's follower who replaced his idealism with materialism, but see Ashton's Hegel & Labour.

– Conifold – 2016-12-21T00:51:59.007

Labor is not a primary concept in Hegel's philosophy -- though it is in Marx. – virmaior – 2016-12-21T02:49:55.070

Check out The System of Needs in his Philosophy of Right

– jeroenk – 2016-12-22T15:52:34.230

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