[Revised entry by David Leopold on October 29, 2023.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Max Stirner (1806 – 1856) is the author of Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1844). This book is usually known as The Ego and Its Own in English, but a more literal, and informative, translation would be The Unique Individual and their Property. Both the form and content of Stirner’s major work are disconcerting. He challenges his readers’ expectations about how political and philosophical argument should be conducted, and shakes their confidence in the moral and political superiority of…
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