Stirner: The Ego and its Own
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Stirner: The Ego and its Own by Max Stirner
Book DescriptionMax Stirner's The Ego and Its Own is striking and distinctive in both style and content. First published in 1844, Stirner's distinctive and powerful polemic sounded the death-knell of left Hegelianism, with its attack on Ludwig Feuerbach, Bruno and Edgar Bauer, Moses Hess and others. It also constitutes an enduring critique of both liberalism and socialism from the perspective of an extreme eccentric individualism. Karl Marx was only one of many contemporaries provoked into a lengthy rebuttal of Stirner's argument. Stirner has been portrayed, variously, as a precursor of Nietzsche (both stylistically and substantively), a forerunner of existentialism and as an individualist anarchist. This edition of his work comprises a revised version of Steven Byington's much praised translation, together with an introduction and notes on the historical background to Stirner's text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521450164
(216mm x 138mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Max Stirner
The ego and his own, Paperback (December 2013)
Challenging the religious, philosophical and political constraints on personal freedom, the author criticizes all doctrines and beliefs that place the interests of God, the state, humanity or society over those of the individual.
Ego and His Own, Paperback (January 2006)
This prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization. It offers burning indictments of philosophers, Christianity, monarchism, and the bourgeois state.
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A new edition of a striking 19th-century German polemic against left Hegelianism and socialism.
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