STIRNER CONTRA MARX: MORALITY, SOCIETY AND LIBERTY-II

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Marx’ communist vision would still require the individual to conform to a pattern of behaviour, though not through traditional morals, but through collective obligation. Stirner’s critique of Feuerbach and Proudhon had already shown that socialist morality was full of superstitions, just as much as the Apostles’ creed. Julius’ article in the second volume of Wigands Vierteljahrschrift  attacked the essentially Feuerbachian character of Marx’ «practical humanism», which Julius considered «religious alienation» – clearly inspired by Stirner’s perception of socialism.

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STIRNER’S CONTEXT

SELF-OVERCOMING OF NIHILISM-

 

 

 

 

 

While Dostoevsky and Nietzsche must be acknowledged as the thinkers who plumbed the depths of nihilism most deeply, we can see the outlines of nihilism-though not fully developed as suchin an earlier work published by Max Stirner in 1844, The Ego and His Own ,Thanks to the revival of interest in Stirner’s work by J. H . Mackay (Max Stirner, Sein Leben und Sein Werk, 1897), attention has been drawn to various similarities between Stirner’s ideas and those of Nietzsche. It is almost certain that Nietzsche did not read Stirner’s work.

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THE ROTTING GOD : METAPHYSIC OF ENTROPY

 

On the Origin of the World

 

It might be surprising to some, but there actually is a god in Mainländers philosophy. Or to be more precise, there was a god. Before our universe was born, the only thing that existed was the basic unity*, a being in a state that can only be described by negations: It was not bound to time or space or matter.

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