Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are widely regarded as titans of philosophy, having influenced thinkers from every country, enemies and allies alike. Equally respected is Georg W. F. Hegel. The opposition between Hegel and Marx, however, is taken for granted. The logical development of Marxism out of Hegelian thought is underappreciated. Also underappreciated is the significance of the mediating role played by Feuerbach. In this short but dense work, R. Georges examines how Marx and Engels’ philosophy developed out of Hegel’s philosophy, offering a broad survey of Hegel’s oeuvre in the process.
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