Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bryan Magee interviews Peter Singer on Hegel and Marx

This is from Bryan Magee’s famous series Conversations with Famous Philosophers from the episode in which Magee talks with (an unrecognisably young!) Peter Singer on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) and Marx.

Marx’s philosophy was influenced by Hegelianism, and, when Hegel’s movement split, Marx was attached to the left Young Hegelians and abandoned Hegel’s idealism for materialism.

1 comment:

  1. Listening to Peter Singer on Hegel is like listening to a robot trying to compose a song. Not only is he one of the most dubious moral philosophers of our age -- I think that he's a closet eugenicist (at best he's a utility-maximisation guy...) -- but he has no grounding at all in continental philosophy.

    If you want good English-speaking introductions to continental philosophy try Bernstein. He delivers the goods.

    Not for the lazy though. And most discussions of Hegel are desperately lazy (when you hear the terms 'thesis-antithesis-synthesis' reach for your gun...).