I'm not a professional philosopher. I'm only a curious person taking an interest in Hegel and Marx and I was reading Peter Singer's book named Hegel: A Very Short Introduction since I was trying to understand the basic ideas of Hegel for a class I'm taking. I loved the book, as a quick introduction I felt Peter Singer did a marvelous job, however, there was one aspect that I couldn't fully grasp of Hegel's thought: alienation.
It is as if every time I try to understand alienation according to Hegel, I simply get an explanation from Marx's standpoint, and in that aspect, Peter Singer did the same. After introducing the master/slave idea and without having defined the concept of alienation explicitly, he just moved to say:
"Some forty years later, Karl Marx developed his own notion of alienated labor. Like Hegel, Marx regarded labor as a process in which the worker puts his own thoughts and efforts --in fact, all that is best in himself-- into the object of his labors. The worker, therefore, objectifies himself or externalizes himself. Marx then made much of a point that is implicit in what Hegel says: if the object of labor is the property of another, especially an alien, hostile other, the worker has lost his own objectified essence"
Then, did Hegel and Marx mean the same when they were thinking about alienation?
I'm hoping that anyone could help me understand alienation in Hegel's thought and independent of Marx's point of view, if possible.