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The Ego and His Own

Max Stirner

In this book, his most famous, Max Stirner presents a philosophical case for a radical egoism that shuns the socially-oriented outlooks of both "establishment" ideologies and of revolutionaries in favor of an extreme individualism. The book is most widely talked about today only through the lens of other philosophers' thought: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels launched a famous assault on it in The German Ideology, and some draw a connection between Stirner's thoughts here and Nietzsche's egoism a generation later. But it is worth reading in its own right, as much for its lyricism as the challenge of its philosophical proposals. (Summary by Mat Messerschmidt)

In this book, his most famous, Max Stirner presents a philosophical case for a radical egoism that shuns the socially-oriented outlooks of both "establishment" ideologies and of revolutionaries in favor of an extreme individualism. The book is most widely talked about today only through the lens of other philosophers' thought: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels launched a famous assault on it in The German Ideology, and some draw a connection between Stirner's thoughts here and Nietzsche's egoism a generation later. But it is worth reading in its own right, as much for its lyricism as the challenge of its philosophical proposals. (Summary by Mat Messerschmidt)
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Philosophy

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In this book, his most famous, Max Stirner presents a philosophical case for a radical egoism that shuns the socially-oriented outlooks of both "establishment" ideologies and of revolutionaries in favor of an extreme individualism. The book is most widely talked about today only through the lens of other philosophers' thought: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels launched a famous assault on it in The German Ideology, and some draw a connection between Stirner's thoughts here and Nietzsche's egoism a generation later. But it is worth reading in its own right, as much for its lyricism as the challenge of its philosophical proposals. (Summary by Mat Messerschmidt)

Language:

English

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LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

29:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

36:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

33:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:37