Born OTD in 1806, Johann Kaspar , AKA Max Stirner. Max Stirner, was a German philosopher who is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, postmodernism, & individualist anarchism. “The Ego & His Own,” the seminal defence of individualism, coloured the thinking of Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Emst, Henrik Ibsen & 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.

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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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