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Hegel, Marx and the state as a prerequisite for freedom

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In my thesis, I discuss the dispute between Hegel and Marx over whether or not the state is necessary for human freedom. According to Hegel, the state is necessary for such freedom because he believed that humans require a family life for love and support, but as family life is characterized by natural necessity, it cannot be truly free. Therefore, beyond family life, there must be a civil society where individuals approach one another as self-sufficient beings fully conscious of their ind...

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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Type of award:
BPhil
Level of award:
Bachelors
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2019-08-06

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