A Left-Hegelian Anarchism
It is a commonplace to observe that the left-Hegelian Max Stirner (1806-56) is little-known .gure in the history of political and philosophical thought. However, that obscurity should not be exaggerated. The author of Der Einzige und sein Eigentum (a work known in English as The Ego and Its Own) is not only familiar to certain rather specialised and largely academic circles-those with an interest in Hegelianism, for example, or in the early intellectual development of Karl Marx (1818-83)-he is also, and more widely, known as a member of, and in.uence upon, the anarchist tradition. Stirner's best-known work is often excerpted in anthologies of anarchist writings, and his name is regularly included as part of the modern pantheon in historically orientated surveys of anarchist thought.