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  Max Stirner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stirner himself explicitly denied holding any absolute position in his philosophy, further stating that if he must be identified with some "-ism" let it be egoism — the antithesis of all ideologies and social causes, as he conceived of it.
Stirner has been broadly understood as a proponent of both psychological egoism and ethical egoism, although the latter position can be disputed, maintaining that there is no sense in Stirner's writing, in which one 'ought to' pursue one's own interest, and further claiming any such category of 'ought' would be a new 'fixed idea'.
Stirner's central argument (or "method") on the question of racial identity hinges on his assertion that ethnicity is an illusory and invidious notion (variously exploited by nationalism, liberalism, and the Church in his contemporary Germany) and that can be broken by the uniqeness (and "nothingness") of the ego.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Max_Stirner   (7695 words)

 Max Stirner
Stirner portrays this dialectic of individual growth as an analogue of historical development, and it is a tripartite account of the latter which structures the remainder of the book.
Stirner is occasionally portrayed as a psychological egoist, that is, as a proponent of the descriptive claim that all (intentional) actions are motivated by a concern for the self-interest of the agent.
Stirner associates the institution of promising with illegitimate constraint, since the requirement that duly made promises be kept is incompatible with his understanding of individual autonomy.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/max-stirner   (5716 words)

 Max Stirner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stirner himself explicitly denied to hold any absolute position in his philosophy, further stating that if he must be identified with some "-ism" let it be egoism (Stirner clearly embraced both psychological egoism and ethical egoism) — the antithesis of all ideologies and social causes, as he conceived of it.
Stirner attended university in Berlin, where he attended the lectures of Hegel, who was to become a vital source of inspiration for his thinking, and on the structure of whose work Phenomenology of Spirit (org.
Stirner worked as a schoolteacher employed in a academy for young girls when he wrote The Ego and Its Own, although he resigned this position in anticipation of the controversy he expected with its publication.
max-stirner.geekopedia.ipupdater.com   (1733 words)

 G.6 What are the ideas of Max Stirner?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stirner himself, however, has no truck with "higher beings." Indeed, with the aim of concerning himself purely with his own interests, he attacks all "higher beings," regarding them as a variety of what he calls "spooks," or ideas to which individuals sacrifice themselves and by which they are dominated.
Stirner also turns his analysis to "socialism" and "communism," and his critique is as powerful as the one he directs against capitalism.
Lastly, Stirner indicates that mutual aid and equality are based not upon an abstract morality but upon self-interest, both for defence against hierarchy and for the pleasure of co-operative intercourse between unique individuals.
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 Max Stirner, the individual and anarchism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Max Stirner is a relatively obscure figure in anarchist and left wing thought.
Stirner was an egoist who railed against all doctrines and beliefs which demanded a subordination of the individual will to their leadership.
Max Stirner (real name Caspar Schmidt) was a member of a small group of left leaning German intellectuals styling themselves "the free" and including Marx and Engels.
www.struggle.ws /rbr/rbr6/stirner.html   (2313 words)

 Max Stirner, a durable dissident - in a nutshell
Privately fascinated -- Stirner was "the most ingenious and freest writer I've ever met," wrote Feuerbach to his brother; Ruge, Engels, and others spontaneously proved themselves to be similarly impressed -- and publicly rejecting, aloof, or silent, this intellectual avant-garde reacted ambivalently and cunningly to the most daring of their colleagues.
Max Adler, Austromarxist theorist, privately wrestled his whole life with the ideas in Stirner's »Der Einzige.« Georg Simmel instinctively avoided Stirner's "peculiar brand of individualism." Rudolf Steiner, originally an engaged, enlightened journalist, was spontaneously inspired by Stirner; however, he soon believed Stirner was leading him "to the edge of an abyss" and converted to theosophy.
Stirner was of the opinion that the stage of development of humankind, which is characterized through behavioral regulation by means of the pre- and irrationally induced super-ego, would, as the outcome of the process of Enlightenment, merge into a new one, characterized by self-regulation, that is to say, by true autonomy of individuals.
www.lsr-projekt.de /poly/eninnuce.html   (2786 words)

 Philosophical Egoism: Max Stirner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stirner continued to teach at Madame Gropius, until October 18, 1844, although he could have quit after his marriage because his wife, when she arrived in Berlin from Gadebusch, was an heiress to some 20-30,000 thalers.
Stirner's milk business was a never-ending source of amusement among his circle of friends, but it embittered Marie against him for squandering her inheritance.
Stirner's book, when viewed from the perspective of his earlier writings, is the logical outcome of a carefully thought out course he was following, and not the instantaneous aberration of a brilliant, misguided, erratic mind as is often inferred.
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 Max Stirner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stirner's opposing model is the "insurrector" who, as owner of his own, does not need to define himself by the fight against the prevailing.
Stirner: "You love the human being, therefore you torture the individual human, the egoist; your love of man is torture of man" (4:325).
Stirner is not so naive that he proceeds from "me-s," who fall, as it were, into the world and then immediately are able to act independently and self-assured and gather in associations on their own initiative.
www.w-reich.de /hdoeng06.htm   (4271 words)

 hermit's thatch: Max Stirner
Stirner does make an interesting point when he wonders why Jesus and Socrates, after denouncing the authorities and courting arrest and execution, did not flee to live another day, feeling themselves obligatory citizens of Jerusalem and Athens, subject to the moral authority of its corrupt powerbrokers.
A difference in the case of the Buddha, perhaps, was in not inciting or even vocalizing a prophetic denunciation of authorities as evil, evil being as much a cultural as an individual phenomenon.
The catch for Stirner, of course, is that a desire for freedom as he conceives of it requires absolute autonomy of will and ego.
www.hermitary.com /archives/000419.html   (339 words)

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Stirner Was Born on October 25, 1806 In Bayreuth (iis in Barbaria and is famous for Wagner's Festival (Bayreuth Festspiele)).
Stirner acted as a teacher, and a private scholar and was active also as a Journalist in Berlin due to the financial pressure.
Stirner did radicalize the nature of individualism both in ontology of human-being and in ethics and claimed that such a radical individual egoism be the only defensible philosophical viewpoint about the nature of human-being.
www.csudh.edu /phenom_studies/europ19/lect_6.html   (5648 words)

 Max Stirner at Anarcho-Din
Stirner does not clearly distinguish between that which he is criticizing and that which he is not.
On the contrary, I felt it is clear that Stirner was not using those terms to denigrate the non-Europeans but instead to subvert their meanings by equating them with the Europeans, not unlike a post-structural deconstruction of an existing dichotomy.
Many of the misunderstandings of Stirner are derived from a misreading of his deliberately paradoxical approach but this does not really explain why Stirner has been frequently misinterpreted as a psychological egoist, an ethical egoist or a rational egoist.
anarchodin.anarchobase.com /?p=101   (1754 words)

 Omar Khayyam and Max Stirner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Stirner’s eudaemonism, says Stourzh, “ if put into practice will not at all contradict an optimist’s view of and purpose in life, to him passing on life is only natural, nor does it contradict a pessimist’s to whom passing on life is the most fateful question despite all the beauty of life.”
Stirner’s mysticism is neither a total negation of everyday life nor does it imply that the unique ego is reducible to its earthly existence.
Stirner does not only criticize the forces controlling the individual because of the anti-liberal attitude implied in them and because they are antagonistic towards the Ego.
www.blancmange.net /tmh/articles/maxomar.html   (7586 words)

 The Egoism of Max Stirner: by Sidney Parker
He proclaims that Stirner is "intoxicated" with the "perspective" of "justifying" crime without mentioning that Stirner carefully distinguishes between the ordinary criminal and the "criminal" as violator of the "sacred".
In his conclusion Fleischmann states that Stirner's view that the individual "must find his entire satisfaction in his own life" is a reversion "to the resigned attitude of a simple mortal".
Stourzh mars his interpretation, however, by making the nonsensical claim that Stirner's egoism "need in no sense mean the destruction of the divine mystery itself." And in line with his desire to preserve the "sacredness" of this "divine mystery" he at times patently seeks to "sweeten" Stirner by avoiding certain of his most challenging remarks.
www.sccs.swarthmore.edu /users/00/pwillen1/lit/egomax.htm   (1028 words)

 Max Stirner Biography / Biography of Max Stirner Literary Biography
Max Stirner's main treatise, Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1844; translated as The Ego and His Own, 1907), is an outrageous book, designed to call into question, if not to destroy, conventional values.
His contention that only the ego counts undoubtedly hit a nerve; the time was ripe for casting doubt on values that had been regarded as sacrosanct.
While Stirner could not expect his efforts to meet with general approval, he was successful in arousing serious interest in many of the points he addressed.
www.bookrags.com /biography-max-stirner-dlb   (195 words)

 Max Stirner Biography / Biography of Max Stirner Main Biography
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Max Stirner, whose real name was Johann Caspar Schmidt, was born on Oct. 25, 1806, in Bayreuth.
Stirner's philosophy maintained that only the individual counted: He was the center of the world, and his thoughts and feelings determined the scale of social and, specifically,
www.bookrags.com /biography-max-stirner   (239 words)

 Omar Khayyam and Max Stirner
According to my own knowledge Stirner was rarely associated with mysticism, while his role as a “social critic”, his “anarchism”, his “Gesellite” views have always been frequently discussed topics.
This also applies to Stirner: no concept denotes his entire nature, nothing that he is characterized by is exhaustive enough to sum up his nature.
Mauthner saw that Stirner was a critic of language and wrote,“In a certain though limited way Stirner was the most relentless critic of language...
www.projektmaxstirner.de /khayy6.htm   (653 words)

 Max Stirner
Max Stirner Archiv in Leipzig for the same files in RTF.
Stirner's Critics, by Max Stirner, excerpts translated by Frederick M.
Max Stirner's Egoism and Nihilism, by L. Schiereck, in fulfillment of a Masters of Arts in Philosophy [280K] see Abstract
www.nonserviam.com /egoistarchive/stirner/index.html   (522 words)

 Max Stirner within the LSR project (English)
Max Stirner, a durable dissident - in a nutshell
(The reactions of Carl Schmitt and Ernst Jünger to Max Stirner)
Max Stirner: ["Habt nur den Mut, destruktiv zu sein..."]
www.lsr-projekt.de /poly/enms.html   (129 words)

 philosophy: philosophers: s: stirner-max Spirit And Sky
An archive of books and articles in the tradition of Max Stirner, including English, German and Italian texts of Stirner's works.
Treats Stirner as a precursor of this movement.
The 1907 Byingdon translation of this seminal 1844 tract by Stirner.
www.spiritandsky.com /philosophy/philosophers/s/stirner-max   (143 words)

 Omar Khayyam and Max Stirner
I was rather familiar with such names as Rumi, Hafiz, Yunus Emre etc., strictly speaking, I met with Omar´s poems after reading Max Stirner´s book entitled “The Ego and its Own“, or let´s say while reading this book.
At that time I came across a “comparison“ between Stirner and Chajjam only once: The author named H. Stourzh once mentioned Stirner´s name in connection with Chajjam in his book “ Max Stirner´s Philosophy of the Ego“, but he only did so very shortly and only in passing.
Stirner was right when declaring this nation to be one tyrannizing her children.
www.projektmaxstirner.de /khay.htm   (1020 words)

 Max Stirner
Max Stirner is the pseudonym of Johann Kaspar Schmidt.
Traven und Max Stirner: Der Einfluss Stirners auf Ret Marut/B. Traven : eine literatursoziologische Untersuchung zur Affinit¦t ihrer Weltanschauungen by: Angelika Machinek
Max Stirner: The ego and his own (Roots of the Right: readings in fascist, racist and elitist ideology) by: Max Stirner
www.erraticimpact.com /philosophy/names/names_details.cfm?ID=1425   (245 words)

 PozA - Pokret za Anarhiju - Anarhisti - Max Stirner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kaspar Schmidt was a German schoolteacher, employed in a Berlin academy for young ladies, when he wrote his single important book, The Ego and His Own (Der Einzige und sein Eigentum).
This extremely individualist anarchist was closely associated with the radical Young Hegelians who clustered around Arnold Ruge and Bruno Bauer, and took the nom-de-plume of Max Stirner because of the loftiness of his brow (Stirn).
The best State will clearly be that which has the most loyal citizens, and the more the devoted mind for legality is lost, so much the more will the State, this system of morality, this moral life itself, be diminished in force and quality.
www.anarchy-movement.org /anarchist.php?ID=48   (1399 words)

 Max Stirner Quotes
1 Quotes for 'Max Stirner' in the Database.
A race of altruists is necessarily a race of slaves.
All Quotes are provided for educational purposes only and contributed by users.
www.worldofquotes.com /author/Max-Stirner/1   (60 words)

 Max Stirner Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Max Stirner Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Credited with influencing the philosophies of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand and the development of libertarianism and existentialism, this prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization.
Max Stirner chronicles the battle of the individual against the collective to show how the latter invariably leads...
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