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Cambridge University Press
06 April 1995
Max 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.
By:   Max Stirner
Edited by:   David Leopold (University of Oxford)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 219mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9780521456470
ISBN 10:   0521456479
Series:   Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   06 April 1995
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Stirner: The Ego and its Own

Recommended as a classic in anarchist thought. This is the best edition available. --Reader's Review


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