Max Stirner's Dialectical Egoism

A New Interpretation
Author: John F. Welsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739141562
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
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This book interprets Max Stirner's The Ego and Its Own as a critique of modernity and traces the basic elements of his dialectical egoism through the writings of Benjamin Tucker, James L. Walker, and Dora Marsden. Stirner's concept of 'ownness' is the basis of his critique of the dispossession and homogenization of individuals in modernity and is an important contribution to the research literature on libertarianism, dialectics, and post-modernism.

Max Stirner's Egoism

Author: John P. Clark
Publisher: Freedom Press (CA)
Category: Philosophy
Page: 111
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A major essay on the basis of individualist thought, with reference to the major influence of Stirner.

Existentialism and Romantic Love

Author: S. Cleary
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137455802
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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This book is an existential study of romantic loving. It draws on five existential philosophers to offer insights into what is wrong with our everyday ideas about romantic loving, why reality often falls short of the ideal, sources of frustrations and disappointments, and possibilities for creating authentically meaningful relationships.

Max Stirner

Author: Saul Newman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230348920
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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Max Stirner was one of the most important and seminal thinkers of the mid-nineteenth century. He exposed the religiosity behind secular humanism and rationalism, and the domination of the individual behind liberal modes of politics. This edited collection explores Stirner's radical and contemporary importance as a political theorist.

After multiculturalism

the politics of race and the dialectics of liberty
Author: John F. Welsh
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739118825
Category: Social Science
Page: 211
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After Multiculturalism: The Discourse on Race and the Dialectics of Liberty provides an individualistic critique of multiculturalist thought in social theory and public policy through a survey of the discourses on race by major individualist theorists. The ideas of Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Max Stirner and contemporary libertarian scholars on race and racism are discussed to lay the foundation for the individualist critique of racism and multiculturalism.

Stirner: The Ego and Its Own

Author: Max Stirner,David Leopold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456470
Category: History
Page: 386
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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.

All Things Are Nothing to Me

The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner
Author: Jacob Blumenfeld
Publisher: Zero Books
ISBN: 9781780996639
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
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Max Stirner's "The Unique and Its Property" (1844) is the first ruthless critique of modern society.

The Young Hegelians

An Anthology
Author: Lawrence S. Stepelevich
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521287722
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
View: 1959

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The Invention of Selfishness
Author: David Ashford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474297714
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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The philosophy of Ayn Rand has had a role equal or greater than that of Milton Friedman or F.A. Hayek in shaping the contemporary neo-liberal consensus. Its impact was powerful on architects of Reaganomics such as Alan Greenspan, former Director of the World Bank, and the new breed of American industrialists who developed revolutionary information technologies in Silicon Valley. But what do we really know of Rand's philosophy? Is her gospel of selfishness really nothing more than a reiteration of a quintessentially American "rugged individualism†?? This book argues that Rand's philosophy can in fact be traced back to a moment, before World War I, when the work of a now-forgotten German philosopher called Max Stirner possessed an extraordinary appeal for writers and artists across Europe. The influence of Stirnerian Egoism upon that phase of intense creative innovation we now call Modernism was seminal. The implications for our understanding of Modernism are profound – so too for our grasp of the "cultural logic of late capitalism†?. This book presents the reader with a fresh perspective on the Modernist classics, as well as introducing less familiar art and writing that is only now beginning to attract interest in the West. It arrives at a fresh and compelling re-evaluation of Modernism: revealing its selfish streak.

James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism

Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521009584
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 248
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In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism, first published in 2001, a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of 'egoism'. This concept, Jean-Michel Rabat argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, 'hospitality', a term Rabat understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to 'the other'. For Rabat both concepts emerge from the fact that Joyce published crucial texts in the London based review The Egoist and later moved on to forge strong ties with the international Paris avant-garde. Rabat examines the theoretical debates surrounding these connections, linking Joyce's engagement with Irish politics with the aesthetic aspects of his texts. Through egoism, he shows, Joyce defined a literary sensibility founded on negation; through hospitality, Joyce postulated the creation of a new, utopian readership. Rabat explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all Joyceans and scholars of modernism.

Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire

Author: Dr Penelope Haralambidou
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409443452
Category: Architecture
Page: 350
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Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire examines the link between architectural thinking and Duchamp's work. By employing design, drawing and making - the tools of the architect - Haralambidou’s work performs an architectural analysis of Duchamp’s final enigmatic work Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas… demonstrating an innovative research methodology able to grasp meaning beyond textual analysis. This novel reading of his ideas and methods adds to, but also challenges, other art-historical interpretations. Through three main themes - allegory, visuality and desire - the book defines and theorises an alternative drawing practice positioned between art and architecture that predates and includes Duchamp.

The Problem with Work

Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries
Author: Kathi Weeks
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822351129
Category: Political Science
Page: 287
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The Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them.

The Free Market Existentialist

Capitalism without Consumerism
Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119121302
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
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Incisive and engaging, The Free Market Existentialist proposes a new philosophy that is a synthesis of existentialism, amoralism, and libertarianism. Argues that Sartre’s existentialism fits better with capitalism than with Marxism Serves as a rallying cry for a new alternative, a minimal state funded by an equal tax Confronts the “final delusion” of metaphysical morality, and proposes that we have nothing to fear from an amoral world Begins an essential conversation for the 21st century for students, scholars, and armchair philosophers alike with clear, accessible discussions of a range of topics across philosophy including atheism, evolutionary theory, and ethics

Anarchism in Germany

The early movement. Vol.1
Author: Andrew R. Carlson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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Stirner's Critics

Author: Max Stirner
Publisher: C. A. L. Press
ISBN: 9781890532031
Category: Egoism
Page: 128
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"Presents English translations of Max Stirner's published responses to the major critics of his best known work, Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum ("The unique and its property"), including responses to Moses Hess, Ludwig Feuerbach, Szeliga in "Recensenten Stirner's" (Stirner's critics) and to Kuno Fischer in "Die Philosophischen Reaktionaere" (The philosophical reactionaries)."--verso of title page.

American Anarchism

Author: Steve J. Shone
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004251952
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
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Steve Shone's American Anarchism is a work of political theory that emphasizes the relevance of nineteenth century American Anarchism to contemporary politics. Thinkers discussed are Alexander Berkman, Voltairine de Cleyre, Samuel Fielden, Luigi Galleani, Peter Kropotkin, Lucy Parsons, Max Stirner, William Graham Sumner, and Benjamin Tucker.

The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism

Author: Keiji Nishitani
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791404386
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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The first English translation (by Graham Parker, with Setsuko Aihara) of a forty-year-old Japanese classic--Nishitani's treatment of the problem of nihilism, with particular reference to Nietzsche's philosophical ideas, and from a perspective influenced by Buddhist thought. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Total Freedom

Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism
Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271083719
Category: Philosophy
Page: 480
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Building upon his previous books about Marx, Hayek, and Rand, Total Freedom completes what Lingua Franca has called Sciabarra’s "epic scholarly quest" to reclaim dialectics, usually associated with the Marxian left, as a methodology that can revivify libertarian thought. Part One surveys the history of dialectics from the ancient Greeks through the Austrian school of economics. Part Two investigates in detail the work of Murray Rothbard as a leading modern libertarian, in whose thought Sciabarra finds both dialectical and nondialectical elements. Ultimately, Sciabarra aims for a dialectical-libertarian synthesis, highlighting the need (not sufficiently recognized in liberalism) to think of the "totality" of interconnections in a dynamic system as the way to ensure human freedom while avoiding "totalitarianism" (such as resulted from Marxism).