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Max Stirner

German philosopher

1806   -   1856


movement: Ethical egoism, egoist anarchism, individualism, solipsism, Young Hegelians
country of citizenship: kingdom of Bavaria
native language: German
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Königsberg
occupation: philosopher, journalist, translator, writer, educator, professor of philosophy
student of: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Heinrich Ritter, Carl Ritter, Christian Kopp, Georg Benedikt Winer
influenced by: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Ludwig Feuerbach, Bruno Bauer, Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say

Johann Kaspar Schmidt (25 October 1806 – 26 June 1856), known professionally as Max Stirner, was a German post-Hegelian philosopher, dealing mainly with the Hegelian notion of social alienation and self-consciousness. Stirner is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, postmodernism and individualist anarchism.Stirner's main work The Ego and Its Own (German: Der Einzige und sein Eigentum; meaningfully translated as The Individual and his Property, literally as The Only One and His Property) was first published in 1844 in Leipzig and has since appeared in numerous editions and translations.
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