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The relation between Hegel's philosophy and Marx's theory has long been an important question in Marxian scholarship, and a controversial one, because both authors are so wide-ranging and controversial in themselves, which makes the relation between them even more complicated. In recent decades, there has been some new thinking about the relation between Hegel's logic and Marx's Capital which goes loosely by the name 'New Dialectics', exemplified by the work of Chris Arthur, Tony Smith, Geert Reuten and Roberto Fineschi. It is well known that Marx interpreted Hegel's logic as idealist, and he claimed that he 'inverted' Hegel's logic in his own theory. Since the 1980s, there have been several important works in English that have emphasised the relation between Marx's theory of capital and Hegel's Concept-Logic: Felton Shortall, Chris Arthur, Mark Meaney and Roberto Fineschi.

Keywords: Chris Arthur; Hegel's philosophy; Marx's theory; New Dialectics; Roberto Fineschi; Tony Smith



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