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Hegel and Marx

The Concept of Need

Ian Fraser


This text introduces the concept of need as viewed by Hegel and Marx, and places it within the context of modern need theories and theorists. The book works through key texts, including Hegel's Philosophy of Right and Marx's Capital, and discusses the theory in relation to Soviet Communism and social democracy.

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About the Author

Ian Fraser is Lecturer in Political Theory at Nottingham Trent University.


This book has a bold thesis.
- Political Studies
Ian Fraser's clear style and the refreshing way he approaches issues will appeal to his audience.
- Professor Howard Williams, University of Wales, Aberystwyth