Max Stirner

On Stirner and Szeliga, 1882 - Edgar Bauer

Engels' sketch of 'Die Freien'.

Edgar Bauer's retrospective on Max Stirner and Seliga, written to John Henry Mackay.

Max Stirner - ed. Saul Newman

This edited collection explores Max Stirner's radical and contemporary importance as a political theorist.

Max Stirner: his life and his work - John Henry Mackay

Max Stirner

Max Stiner (1806-1856) was the philosopher of conscious egoism. His book Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1844; published in English as The Ego and His Own, 1907) is the fundamental work of that philosophy and the philosophical basis of individualist anarchism. The German poet and anarchist writer John Henry Mackay carefully researched Stimer's life and published his biography in 1 897, with a third, definitive edition in 1914. This is the first translation into English.

Stirner: the ego and his own - Max Baginski

Article originally published in Mother Earth magazine in May 1907, drawing anarchist communist conclusions from Max Stirner's classic individualist text, The ego and its own.

The ego and its own - Max Stirner

Max Stirner

Although his 'individualist anarchism' has been largely repudiated today, Max Stirner was an important Young Hegelian thinker and contemporary of Marx. His major work, The Ego and its Own, has been a significant point of reference in the anarchist tradition.

Stirner, Feurbach, Marx and the Young Hegelians - David McLellan

A summary of Stirner's ideas and their strong impact on his fellow Young Hegelians. McLellan asserts that Stirner's influence on Marx has been under-estimated and that he "played a very important role in the development of Marx's thought by detaching him from the influence of Feuerbach", his static materialism and his abstract humanism. Stirner's critique of communism (which Marx considered a caricature) also obliged Marx to refine his own definition. Stirner's concept of the "creative ego" is also said to have influenced Marx's concept of "praxis".

Not a life story, just a leaf from it - Robert Lynn

A short account by a participant of the UK's largest working class anarchist movement (with the possible exception of the better known movement among London's East End Jews); in Glasgow during the first half of the 20th century. The movement contained an unusual combination of Stirnerite egoist and anarcho-syndicalist influences.

Source; Workers City, ed. Farquhar McLay; Clydeside Press, Glasgow 1988.

The Wee Man is Dead: An obituary of Robert Lynn