Dialectics: from Hegel to Marx

Date: Sunday 21st October
Time: 13:00 - 14:45
Location: UCL Chadwick Building, room B05
Speaker: Hamid Alizadeh

Marxism is above all a philosophy - a revolutionary way of looking at the world. But Marx did not conjure his philosophy from thin air; he was greatly influenced by the ideas of thinkers who had come before him - none more so than Hegel, the great German philosopher credited with the development of modern dialectical philosophy.

In this session, Hamid Alizadeh introduces the key aspects of Hegel’s philosophy, considers the role they played in the development of Marx’s ideas, and explains the important differences between the philosophy of Marx and that of Hegel.

Recommended reading: What is dialectical materialism?