Synopses & Reviews
Stirner's The Ego and its Own (1844) is striking in both style and content, attacking Feuerbach, Moses Hess and others to sound the death-knell of Left Hegelianism. The work also constitutes an enduring critique of liberalism and socialism from the perspective of an extreme eccentric individualism. Stirner has latterly been portrayed variously as a precursor of Nietzsche, a forerunner of existentialism, an individualist anarchist, and as manifestly insane. This edition includes an Introduction placing Stirner in his historical context.
"Recommended as a classic in anarchist thought. This is the best edition available." --Reader's Review
This edition of Stirner's 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.
A new edition of a striking 19th-century German polemic against left Hegelianism and socialism.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-376) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Principal events in Stirner's life; Further reading; Note on the translation; The Ego and its own; Bibliographical and other notes on the text; Index of subjects; Index of proper names.