Ownership and private property from the perspectives of Hegel and Marx

  • Desiree Hidalgo University of Toronto
Keywords: Hegel, Marx, Private Property


The concept of private property has been widely explored and debated among scholars,since different conceptions of freedom are directly involved. Different notions of freedom have also been analyzed from the perspective of key figures in the history of modern political thought such as those from Hegel and Marx. This essay explores the theme of private property, analyzing how freedom is important for both theorists, but at the same time how their approaches diverge. Through the analysis and examination of their texts this paper argues for the Marxist approach since it provides a solution to the problem of inequality in regards to freedom.

Author Biography

Desiree Hidalgo, University of Toronto