David McLellan

Karl Marx: a biography - David McLellan (3rd edition)

Karl Marx: a biography - David McLellan (3rd edition)

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
David McLellan's biography of Karl Marx - 3rd edition (1995).

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".

Bauer, Marx and religion - David McLellan

Bruno Bauer

McLellan discusses Bruno Bauer's critique of religion and its enduring influence on the young Marx.