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Single Idea 21988

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 3. Conservatism]

Full Idea

In the 1840s the orthodox interpretation of Hegel was that since human society is the manifestation of Mind [Geist] in the world, everything is right and rational as it is.

Gist of Idea

In the 1840s Hegel seemed to defend society being right as it is, as a manifestation of Mind


report of Peter Singer (Marx [1980]) by Peter Singer - Marx 2

Book Reference

Singer,Peter: 'Marx' [OUP 1996], p.14

A Reaction

This orthodoxy provoked the rebellion of Marx and the Young Hegelians. Modern Communitarians like Hegel, but that view seems to hover between right-wing authoritarianism and left-wing egalitarianism.