CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Form of Nineteenth-Century Nonfiction and Philosophy

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Example Question #16 : Nonfiction And Philosophy

Marxist philosophy is heavily influenced by the dialectic developed by which thinker?

Possible Answers:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Immanuel Kant

John Stuart Mill

David Hume

Jeremy Bentham

Correct answer:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


In developing his own theories on capitalism and society, Karl Marx was heavily influence by the phenomenology of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. In particular, Marx used Hegel's dialectic, which stressed that any idea unfolds along a three part process. First, a thesis is presented, which leads to a reaction in the form an antithesis, which is combined with the thesis in a resolution called the synthesis.

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