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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?

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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 Dec 21 '16 at 0:51
  • Labor is not a primary concept in Hegel's philosophy -- though it is in Marx. – virmaior Dec 21 '16 at 2:49
  • Check out The System of Needs in his Philosophy of Right marxists.org/reference/archive/hegel/works/pr/… – jeroenk Dec 22 '16 at 15:52

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