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    Description"The Ego and His Own," the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Emst, Henrik Ibsen and Victor Serge, among many others, some of whom would vigorously deny any such influence in later years. Less reticent was Marcel Duchamp, who described Max Stimer as the philosopher most important to his work. Challenging the religious, philosophical and political constraints on personal freedom, Stimer criticizes all doctrines and beliefs that place the interests of God, the state, humanity or society over those of the individual. Anticipating the later work of nihilists, existentialists, and anarchists, "The Ego and His Own" upholds personal autonomy against all that might oppose it.


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    Title
    The ego and his own
    Subtitle
    The case of the individual against authority
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Stirner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781681565
    ISBN 10: 1781681562
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, PHI009000, POL010000
    DC22: 302.54
    B&T Approval Code: A10404500
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    B&T Approval Code: A40364000
    BISAC V2.8: POL042010
    B&T Approval Code: A10404700
    DC23: 190
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    14 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Max Stirner was a German philosopher who is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, post-modernism, and anarchism.
    Review quote
    "The most revolutionary book ever published... [Stirner] has left behind him a veritable Breviary of Destruction, a striking and dangerous book. It is dangerous in every sense of the word-to socialism, to politicians, to hypocrisy. But it asserts the dignity of the Individual, not his debasement." -"New York Time" " " "You will have heard of Stirner's book, "The Ego and His Own"... And it is certainly true that we must first make a cause our own, egoistic cause... we are communists out of egoism also, and it is out of egoism that we wish to be human beings, not mere individuals." --Friedrich Engels to Karl Marx, 19 November 1844"