The Unique and Its Property

The Unique and Its Property brings to the world a radical view: egoism, the notion that the individual is the measure of all things. Max Stirner's opus first published in 1845. In the first new English-language translation since 1907.

Submitted by dendrite303 on July 21, 2017

The Unique and Its Property brings to the world a radical view: egoism, the notion that the individual is the measure of all things. Max Stirner's opus first published in 1845. In the first new English-language translation since 1907, egoist anarchist author and historian Wolfi Landstreicher has brought forward both the form and the intent of Stirner's work. This edition delivers every "occasional crudity" and all the "playful ferocity" that the German original possesses.

Contents:
Introduction by Wolfi Landstreicher
I Have Based My Affair on Nothing
1. Humanity
1.1 A Human Life
1.2 Human Beings of Ancient and Modern Times
1.2.1 The Ancients
1.2.2 The Moderns
1.2.2.1 The Spirit
1.2.2.2 The Possessed
1.2.2.2.1 The Phantasm
1.2.2.2.2 Bats in the Belfry
1.2.3 The Hierarchy
1.3 The Free
1.3.1 Political Liberalism
1.3.2 Social Liberalism
1.3.3 Humane Liberalism
1.3.4 Postscript
2. I
2.1 Ownness
2.2. The Owner
2.2.1 My Power
2.2.2 My Intercourse
2.2.3 My Self-enjoyment
2.3 The Unique

Comments

dendrite303

5 years 10 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by dendrite303 on July 21, 2017

As is to be expected, this title has already caused a stir (less for its content this time). Here is an article from an "egoist-communist" at The Conjure House (reposted at A-news: http://anarchistnews.org/content/wolfi-and-white-supremacy-what-happened-and-what-it-means and also a personal response from the translator of this tome: http://anarchistnews.org/content/open-letter-concerning-witch-hunt

Mike Harman

3 years 10 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by Mike Harman on July 17, 2019

Links are broken from that comment:

The original post pointing out the publishing house that put this out has also published white nationalists like Richard Spencer

https://web.archive.org/web/20171117025011/http://anarchistnews.org/content/wolfi-and-white-supremacy-what-happened-and-what-it-means

The author's response

https://web.archive.org/web/20170822223141/https://anarchistnews.org/content/open-letter-concerning-witch-hunt