The Ego and His Own

Max STIRNER (1806 - 1856), translated by Stephen T BYINGTON (1869 - 1957)


In this book, his most famous, Max Stirner presents a philosophical case for a radical egoism that shuns the socially-oriented outlooks of both "establishment" ideologies and of revolutionaries in favor of an extreme individualism. The book is most widely talked about today only through the lens of other philosophers' thought: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels launched a famous assault on it in The German Ideology, and some draw a connection between Stirner's thoughts here and Nietzsche's egoism a generation later. But it is worth reading in its own right, as much for its lyricism as the challenge of its philosophical proposals. (Summary by Mat Messerschmidt)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Front matter Mat Messerschmidt
00:35:44
Play 01 All Things Are Nothing To Me Mat Messerschmidt
00:08:33
Play 02 A Human Life Mat Messerschmidt
00:17:58
Play 03 The Ancients Mat Messerschmidt
00:27:28
Play 04 The Moderns Mat Messerschmidt
00:09:57
Play 05 The Spirit Mat Messerschmidt
00:17:12
Play 06 The Possessed - part 1 Mat Messerschmidt
00:36:47
Play 07 The Possessed - part 2 Mat Messerschmidt
00:37:29
Play 08 The Possessed - part 3 Mat Messerschmidt
00:22:19
Play 09 The Hierarchy - part 1 Mat Messerschmidt
00:22:32
Play 10 The Hierarchy - part 2 Mat Messerschmidt
00:41:26
Play 11 The Hierarchy - part 3 Mat Messerschmidt
00:38:05
Play 12 The Free AND Political Liberalism - part 1 Mat Messerschmidt
00:30:41
Play 13 Political Liberalism - part 2 Anna Simon
00:24:30
Play 14 Social Liberalism Anna Simon
00:18:56
Play 15 Humane Liberalism - part 1 Amallen
00:25:55
Play 16 Humane Liberalism - part 2 Elaine Webb
00:29:24
Play 17 Humane Liberalism - part 3 Don Stirno
00:23:03
Play 18 Part Second, Ownness - part 1 Elaine Webb
00:24:26
Play 19 Ownness - part 2 Don Stirno
00:21:13
Play 20 The Owner Elaine Webb
00:37:42
Play 21 My Power - part 1 Don Stirno
00:23:57
Play 22 My Power - part 2 Elaine Webb
00:21:45
Play 23 My Power - part 3 Elaine Webb
00:23:33
Play 24 My Intercourse - part 1 Elaine Webb
00:25:46
Play 25 My Intercourse - part 2 Elaine Webb
00:30:16
Play 26 My Intercourse - part 3 Elaine Webb
00:34:18
Play 27 My Intercourse - part 4 Elaine Webb
00:32:03
Play 28 My Intercourse - part 5 Elaine Webb
00:27:29
Play 29 My Intercourse - part 6 Elaine Webb
00:27:50
Play 30 My Intercourse - part 7 Elaine Webb
00:34:20
Play 31 My Intercourse - part 8 Elaine Webb
00:29:48
Play 32 My Intercourse - part 9 Elaine Webb
00:31:58
Play 33 My Intercourse - part 10 Elaine Webb
00:29:42
Play 34 My Intercourse - part 11 Elaine Webb
00:34:10
Play 35 My Self-Enjoyment - part 1 Elaine Webb
00:32:46
Play 36 My Self-Enjoyment - part 2 Elaine Webb
00:36:36
Play 37 My Self-Enjoyment - part 3 Elaine Webb
00:33:31
Play 38 My Self-Enjoyment - part 4 Elaine Webb
00:28:56
Play 39 The Unique One Ian Latta
00:16:36