JoAnn Chateau

Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic Applied to Capitalism | Richard D. Wolff

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel argued that the slave and master are interdependent. How does this relate to capitalism?


“Economist Richard Wolff draws parallels between Hegel’s master/slave dialectic and modern-day worker/employer relationship. The resemblance is uncanny.” ~ Richard Wolff’s Talking Sense


“Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the greatest systematic thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. In addition to epitomizing German idealist philosophy, Hegel boldly claimed that his own system of philosophy represented an historical culmination of all previous philosophical thought. Hegel’s overall encyclopedic system is divided into the science of Logic, the philosophy of Nature, and the philosophy of Spirit. Of most enduring interest are his views on history, society, and the state, which fall within the realm of Objective Spirit…” ~ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

READ MORE: Hegel: Social and Political Thought | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy 


Philosophy and Capitalism